Urban-Rural Development Research Institute
Objectives：Urban-Rural Development Research Institute was founded in the fourth strategic cooperation conference organised by Hangzhou City and China Academy of Art in May, 2011. The institute establishes its office inside the China Academy of Art and Professor Cao Zengjie is appointed the director of the institute. It gathers together outstanding experts in urban-rural development and cultural creativity and sets up several departments, including Planning and CreativityCenter, Brand Strategy Center, Industrial Development Center and Communication Research Center.
Relying on the academic background and resources of China Academy of Art, the institute follows the example of Hangzhou urban-rural construction and development and the concept of collaborative innovation, and isdeeply involved in promoting the sustainable and healthy development of China urbanisation. It mainly focuses on the development and research, brand planning,conceptual design, industrial analysis and communication of famous historic and cultural cities, historic conservation areas, culture creative industry parks,fabulous towns and beautiful villages.
Director: Cao Zengjie