Cixi asks CAA to make urban design

Category: Ningbo District
Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2011 14:22

Cixi and the Chinese Academy of Art (CAA) signed a strategic cooperative agreement a couple of days ago, in which Cixi is to hire CAA experts to be the architect of the urban development of Cixi. Cixi thus became the first county-level city to enter into all-around cooperation with CAA.

Inviting CAA experts to design for the urban development is to increase the soft power of the city and upgrade the city taste. Cixi plans to invest 60 bln yuan for the redevelopment of the central urban areas.

According to the agreement, the two sides will start all-around cooperation in upgrading the city image, promoting the creative industrial development and nurturing design talents. The CAA experts will be made to sort out the historical and cultural threads of Cixi. Meanwhile, they will undertake fundamental cooperative projects in overall urban planning and moulding of characteristics.