First International Forum On Urban-Rural Linkages
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First International Forum On Urban-Rural Linkages

The First International Forum on Urban-Rural Linkages took place in Songyang County, Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, China, between 10 to 14 November 2019. The objectives of the Forum were to thoroughly analyse and capture the unconventional and inspiring practices implemented in Songyang County across the urban-rural continuum and to better understand how such innovative interventions have contributed to revitalizing rural areas through the empowerment of local people by offering financial and technical support based on Songyang agricultural, cultural and architectural traditions.

The general aim of the Forum was to harness the successful story of Songyang’s rural development in the context of urbanization and to provide valuable lessons and inspiration to other rural areas worldwide.