Changsha intensifies green city construction

Updated: 2018-01-10

Changsha, capital city of Hunan province plans to add 450 hectares of green land area in 2018 to further its green city construction, according to a report by the Changsha Evening News on Dec 29.

The city has already increased its green area by 895 hectares, through increasing the number of parks to a total of 334. The per capita green space of the city reached 11.61 square meters in 2017.

Changsha intensifies green city construction

A Changsha local plays music instrument in a community park. [Photo by Zou Lin/]

For 2018, Changsha plans to build 100 parks across the city, increasing per capita green area by 0.5 hectares compared with that of last year, which means the green coverage ratio will reach 43.2 percent, and the greening rate will be 36.54 percent.

In recent years, Changsha has intensified it efforts to better balance economic growth and environmental protection, and improve the living environment of its inhabitants. It seeks out ways to solve the problem of strained land by putting up small-scale parks or miniature street gardens within communities and unoccupied spaces.

Changsha intensifies green city construction

The Jingui community park in Tianxin district, Changsha is blanketed with greens. [Photo by Zou Lin/]

Meanwhile, the Central China city is ramping up pace of construction to make itself a "national ecological garden city" and will be competing to hold the 13rd China (International) Garden Expo which will take place in 2019.

According to an official of Changsha Landscape Architecture Administrative Bureau, the city will adhere to a green development philosophy and push forward its distinctive development strategy of integrating local cultures and features.

Changsha intensifies green city construction

People walk amid the colorful views of Changsha. [Photo/]


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