一、Overview of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality
On September 21, 2017, Guangdong Provincial Committee of the CPC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province issued ‘Reply to the Adjustment Plan on System of Organization of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone’ (GPC , No.123)which decided that Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone Party Work Committee and Management Committee were changed to representative offices of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, and to build Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone (hereinafter referred to as ‘Shenshan Cooperation Zone’) into an economical function district led by Shenzhen according to the '10+1' model (10 districts of Shenzhen and Shenshan Cooperation Zone). And on December 16, 2018, the CPC Work Committee and Management Committee of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality were officially established. Since then, Shenshan Cooperation Zone has embarked on a new construction and development era dominated by Shenzhen.
Location of Chishi Riverside, Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality
Located on the eastern coast of city cluster in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Shenshan Cooperation Zone is 60km away from Shenzhen and covers an area of 468.3km2 with a registered population of 76,500, of which built-area is 26km2. By 2035, 135km2 of Shenshan Cooperation Zone will be devoted to construction area, the population size will reach 1.5 million, and public auxiliary facilities will be equipped to meet needs of 3 million people. As an important strategic node, through which Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area radiates to town clusters of east Guangdong Province, Shenshan Cooperation Zone has undertaken the significant mission of 'promoting regional coordination, becoming a cooperation demonstration zone, and insisting on innovation', and is striving to build itself into the eastern gateway of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, a new center of the eastern Guangdong coastal economic belt, an innovation and development zone of Shenzhen, and a new modern, international coastal smart city by adhering to be people-oriented, insisting on ecological priority and green development, and seeking a new and high-level development with international perspectives.
Chishi River is the largest river in Shenshan Cooperation Zone. It runs through Chishi Town, and into the Red Bay by Xiaomo Town. With numerous rivers gathering here, it has a rich biodiversity. Meanwhile, as a flood-prone area, the area along Chishi River suffers from frequent flood disasters. Thus, the future construction of its riverside shall achieve disaster risk reduction and prevention based on the philosophy of resilience and safety, and build itself into an important regional ecological landscape corridor and a continuous exhibition belt with featured urban and rural space, so as to promote the development of ecological civilization in Shenshan Cooperation Zone.
Current Situation of Chishi Riverside
In this context, Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality is planning to organize the International Consultation on the Planning and Design of Chishi Riverside, and hopes to establish a development framework with international vision and innovative concept, so as to promote its space quality on the basis of ensuring the resilience and safety of the riverfront area.