TOWNLAND was commissioned to prepare a Broad Preliminary Conceptual Master Plan for a Proposed Science and Technology City to be located on a Site in Guangzhou, P.R. China. The Broad Preliminary Conceptual Master Plan will be used to present the Vision for the Project to Governments to stimulate interest and to assist in securing a site for the Project.
The Project leverages from Client’s access to a host of international Nobel and ACM Laureates and will have the following characteristics. It comprises a 40 ha Site which incorporates Residential, Commercial / CBD, Science & Technology and other Elements (including a University Campus(s) and Visitor Accommodation) to establish the World Class Laureate City for innovation. The City is based on Smart City Concepts, incorporates Smart Technologies (e.g. autonomous cars) and is sustainable (e.g. low carbon impact/zero emission and based on principles of Smart Growth and New Urbanism). The City is also green and pedestrian oriented with extensive open spaces and lakes / water bodies and orchards/greenhouses for agricultural farming to create a stimulating environment for creativity, innovation, interaction and rest and recreation.