In today's world, the new technological revolution and global industrial transformation are gestating, and the breakthrough of new technologies has accelerated the industrial transformation, which has had a major impact on the world economic structure and competition pattern. The development of cities and urban agglomerations is undergoing profound changes.
“The power of the global region is mainly derived from the wisdom of the community, not just a single point of wisdom. The relationship between the cities is not just the relationship between the center and the edge.” Wu Zhiqiang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and vice president of Tongji University, said at the International Symposium on Technology Innovation Think Tanks held on 2018 June 22-23,
Yangtze River Delta: The focus of the next 15 years is to craft quality
At the meeting, Wu Zhiqiang showed a full-sample urban construction map of intelligent identification. Through the analysis of satellite images for 40 years in the world, he predicted that there will be no future for the city of “The Long Ranger”, and only the areas that “connected to each other” will become future innovation centers. “For Shanghai, integrating into the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration, synergy, innovation and intelligent development are inevitable choices.” In his view, “Shanghai’s financial industry and internationalization, Zhejiang’s private economy, and Jiangsu’s large-scale enterprise strength, etc. They can interact to form a powerful group."
The Yangtze River Delta region is one of the most dynamic, open-minded and innovative regions in China. It is an important meeting point for the “Belt and Road” and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. As the leader of the Yangtze River Delta, the relationship between Shanghai and the “surrounding area” has been repeatedly mentioned.
“The world’s largest urban communities has actually emerged in the Yangtze River Delta,” Wu Zhiqiang analyzed that the Yangtze River Delta ranked first in aspect of the area, population, and economic growth rate compared with Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Pearl River Delta, the Great Lakes of the United States, the Greater London area of the United Kingdom, the northeastern United States, and the Northwest Gulf. But the average GDP and patents per capita are lagging behind. There is still a lot of space for development, and it is necessary to “proceed as a unity". In the next 15 years, the development focus of the Yangtze River Delta is not to continue to expand, the key is how to achieve higher quality development."
Published on 2018-06-25 Source: STDAILY- Science and Technology Daily