The Institute of Rural Planning and Design is a high-end industry-university-research institute established to support the construction of the “double-top” discipline of Sichuan University and to explore domestic first-class innovative development model of “professional studio + professional planning institute + research center”. The Institute adheres to the combination of design, research and teaching, covering planning, architecture, landscape, agronomy, environment, tourism and many other majors. It mainly engages in the planning, construction, landscape design of special towns and villages and related planning and consultation, including scientific and technological research related to rural planning and construction, policy research, standards and standardization studies, planning of county-level villages and township system, town planning, village planning and planning or compelling work related to rural development. At the same time, it also undertakes various types of planning, design and research work in urban and rural planning.
Our professional technicians are composed of Prof. Chen Lan’s team, professional designers, engineers, doctors, masters, etc. The core members of the team are also experts of the urban construction system of the Sichuan Housing and Urban Development Department, planning and management experts of the Land and Resources Bureau of the Chengdu Hi-tech Zone or other urban planning management bureau experts. They have long-term experience in the development and construction of villages and towns and they have many international and domestic design guidance award-winning experiences. Our Institute took the opportunity of “Village Revitalization Strategy” to deeply study the scientific connotation of the rural revitalization strategy, explore the path and measures for the implementation of the rural revitalization strategy, conduct advisory services, carry out pilot demonstrations and establish a high-end think tank for rural revitalization, in order to provide scientific basis for government decision-making, provide a professional and innovative academic platform, and build a talent training ground for the research on rural revitalization theory and practice research. The institute has well completed a large number of projects such as strategic planning for village revitalization, streetscape improvement of villages and towns, renovation and design of rural buildings as well as local landscape design, thus forming a high-quality brand.