At the seminar on the strategic spatial planning for the comprehensive development of Nanning in 2003, more than ten planning experts, senior professors, and PhDs from Shanghai gathered together to decide upon the positioning of the scenery and landscaping in Nanning and to redesign the plan of the city’s structure and its residential green space.
The strategic spatial planning for the comprehensive development of Nanning proposed several blueprints. In the positioning of the city’sitsscenery and landscaping, the planning group suggested that the city be surrounded by green hills, encircled by rivers, and blended with trees. In order to achieve the ideal city structure in accordance with the layout of green space system, Nanning would be divided into 4 major areas, namely, Tanluo New City, Hi-tech zone, downtown (center of politics, economy and culture), and district of tourism and leisure activity . At the same time, the planning group proposed a blueprintoffor a residential green space network that wouldtoform a complete residential green space system by combining the outer ring green space with the tree-like Binjiang eco-green space system. They recommended building and in some cases widening the proposed Binjiang residential greenbelt form a functional landscape ecosystem that would run contiguously across the city from east to west.