Recently, Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of statistics conducted a telephone survey on 1991 permanent residents aged 18-65 in 11 districts of Guangzhou by using the survey network of 10000 households. The survey results show that: more than 85% of the respondents feel that the urban landscape has been improved, and the improvement of ecological environment has been approved; nearly 75% of the respondents are satisfied with the overall effect of Guangzhou’s renovation work, and 21.9% and 51.6% of them are “very satisfied” and “relatively satisfied” respectively;. More than 85% of the respondents feel that the city’s appearance has been improved; the improvement of ecological environment has been approved; the improvement of transportation, the construction of parking lots, the excavation and promotion of traditional festivals, folk celebrities and historic sites, and the recovery and revitalization of inefficient and idle land properties have received the most public attention.
Nearly 90% of the respondents feel that the city has improved
In recent years, Guangzhou has accelerated urban renewal and transformation, comprehensively promoted the transformation of old towns, old factories and old villages, protected and activated historical and cultural blocks, and transformed and upgraded village level industrial parks and specialized wholesale markets. The public generally feel that the overall appearance of the city has improved, and 35.3% and 50.9% of them think that there is “significant improvement” and “significant improvement” respectively, Total 86.2%. The respondents in “open community”, “village in city” and “property community” have the same feeling about this, and think that the proportion of improvement is not very different, about 85%.
Urban renewal involves many aspects of work. Among them, the improvement of ecological environment quality has achieved remarkable results, which is first recognized by the public. In the survey, 85.6% of the respondents said that the ecological environment of the community they live in has become better, and the degree of recognition ranks first in all evaluations. “Improved living environment” and “complete supporting facilities” are also the main changes brought about by urban renewal in recent years. 83.6% and 80.8% of the respondents agree with them respectively.
Corresponding to the recognition of the effect of residential community renovation, the top three satisfaction rates of respondents were “natural ecological environment protection” (77.0%), “improvement of living environment (74.6%)” and “improvement of public supporting services to promote urban-rural integration development (73.1%).
People’s expectation: improving transportation and activating new functions of old property
In terms of urban renewal and reconstruction related to living environment, “improving traffic conditions”, “improving greening level” and “improving municipal infrastructure” are still the most desired renewal and reconstruction work for respondents, with the winning rates of 35.3%, 30.1% and 29.6% respectively.
In terms of public service facilities, 50.7% of the respondents thought that the construction of parking lot near their residence needed to be improved, which was significantly higher than the demand for the transformation of other public service facilities. The demand for improvement in medical care, pension and education ranked second, third and fourth in all services, accounting for more than 40%.
As for how to strengthen the construction of historical and cultural heritage around us, the interviewees are still most looking forward to the more traditional way – “mining and carrying forward traditional festivals, folk customs, celebrities and historic sites, holding publicity and promotion activities”, with the support rate of 53.2%, ranking first. About 40% of the respondents supported the idea of “strengthening the inheritance of cultural heritage, such as establishing and improving the training and education mechanism of technological skills such as Cantonese cuisine, Cantonese opera, Cantonese embroidery, Cantonese color and carving” (40.0%) and “protecting and repairing historical and cultural blocks and buildings” (39.7%).
In terms of promoting economic development, the public is most supportive of planning to revitalize the new functions of old properties. The respondents first supported the idea of “recycling waste and idle land properties”, and the overall selection rate (46.8%) was close to 50%. The support for promoting housing security, transformation and upgrading industries is also relatively high. The support rate of “building resettlement housing, rental housing, talent apartment”, “eliminating low-end industries, promoting the transformation of village level industrial park, logistics park, professional wholesale market” and “building high-end service industry park, high-tech base, maker space, incubator and other new development platforms” ranged from 30.5% to 40%, with 38.0%, 37.0% and 35.3% respectively.