一、Overview of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone
On September 21, 2017, Guangdong Provincial Committee of the CPC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province approved ‘Adjustment Plan on System of Organization of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone（hereinafter referred to as ‘Cooperation Zone’）’ (GPC , No.123) which decided that Cooperation Zone Party Work Committee and Management Committee were changed to representative offices of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, established as the ‘10 +1’ district in Shenzhen. And on December 16, 2018, the CPC Work Committee and Management Committee of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone were officially established. Since then, Cooperation Zone has embarked on a new construction and development era dominated by Shenzhen.
Located on the eastern coast of city cluster in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao Greater Bay Area, Cooperation Zone is 60 kilometers away from Shenzhen and covers an area of 468.3 square kilometers with a registered population of 76,500, of which built-area is 26 square kilometers. By 2035, 135 square kilometers of 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, 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.
Location of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone
The Coastal Area, located in the south of Cooperation Zone, connecting the southern, central and eastern clusters of Cooperation Zone and next to the coastal areas of Huizhou and Shanwei, is an important part of the 4113-kilometer mainland coastline. It boasts obvious advantages of having compound resources such as beaches, islands, bay, mountains, rivers, vegetation and urban areas, and has a 50.9-kilometer long coastline, as well as a 10-kilometer long quality beach shoreline. It also crosses Xiaomo Town, Chishi Town and Houmen Town from west to east, and is a major coastal interface and city window to promote high-quality construction and sustainable development of Cooperation Zone.
Location of the Coastal Area in Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone
On the background of the national strategy, 'Building of Ecological Civilization and Maritime Power', construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and high quality urban development, higher mission and demand have been placed on development of the Coastal Area in Cooperation Zone, and the Coastal Area will be a major platform for coordinated development of the land and ocean, core space for developing featured industries, and an area intensively reflecting high quality living.
In 2019, Cooperation Zone has launched 'the Full Performance Construction Year' and 'the Urban Quality Improvement Year', when high-starting-point planning and high-standard construction shall be applied for the Coastal Area, and with global vision and international perspectives, make the area become an international dynamic urban area, a demonstration area of new coastal cities and a coastal ecotourism name card for Guangdong Province, so to achieve a co-existing and win-win result between ecology and humanity.
In this context, the Planning and Natural Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone Management Commission will jointly organize this International Consultation on Urban Design for the Coastal Area of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone. It aims to provide urban design schemes and guidelines that combine creative thinking with practical operations, and plan the development path and spatial blueprint for the Coastal Area in Cooperation Zone, through summarizing the development experience of world coastal areas, studying the value of the Coastal Area in Cooperation Zone and evaluating its conditions, as well as based on the local features and potential.