World Association of the Major Metropolises
The “Beautiful Villages” project is the implementation of a new urbanization development strategy, which promotes the construction of beautiful villages and the urban and rural development with the purpose of improving villagers' income, farmers' happiness index, and of beautifying rural environment.
In February 2012, Guangzhou Urban Planning Bureau selected 26 villages in the city preparing the beautiful villages demonstration village planning. Hongshan Village in Huadu District is one of 26 model villages. From the end of 2012 to the present, Hongshan Village began the recent implementation of the project library, involved municipal facilities, agricultural economic development and other issues which villagers are most concerned. The main goals of the program are to solve the problem of housing construction, the housing problems of new rural population and the problem of economic development. In addition, promotes economic development in the village, increase farmers' income, improves the supporting of municipal facilities and services in the village. Also, solves the problem of agricultural development, of ecological characteristics and of historical and cultural protection. Focus on history, culture and heritage protection in the village is also into the aims.