Lanzhou city planning

Updated: June 23, 2021

Main Objective

Taking "The fourth edition of Lanzhou city planning" as its blueprint, the city will expand its boundaries to the north and the east, enlarging the urban area from 230 square kilometers to more than 1,000 square kilometers.

According to the seventh national census, the total population of Lanzhou now exceeds 4.3 million. The pace of urbanization in Lanzhou is speeding up, the development pattern of urbanization and industrialization is firmly in place, and the degree of urban-rural integrated development is constantly improving.

Spatial expansion

In accordance with ideas put forward by the provincial Party committee and the government, Lanzhou has suggested a strategy of "expanding to the north and the east, integrating two cities and two regions". The two cities are Lanzhou and Baiyin. The two regions are Qinwangchuan and Yuzhong.


The city attaches great importance to the construction of the Lanzhou-Zhongchuan rail transit system and constructing an urban layout with logistics bases in the east and industrial centers in the north.


Lanzhou is the center of northwest China, a comprehensive hub, and the "Yellow River Pearl". It embodies the culture of the Yellow River.


There are plans for Lanzhou to become a garden city with "five towns, five belts, and six areas". The five towns refer to the old town, Anning new town, Xigu petrochemical town, Qinwangchuan satellite town, and Yuzhong east town. The five belts refer to the development of roads, railways and river valleys, with Lanzhou at their core.

The six areas refer to Lianhai area, with its focus on the development of non-ferrous metallurgy deep processing and coal power; Yuzhong area, with its focus on high-tech industry, culture, education and leisure tourism; Qinwangchuan area, with its focus on the advanced equipment manufacturing industry and new energy in the Airport Circular Industrial Park; Shazhong area, with its focus on modern logistics; and Gaolan and Yongdeng areas, which primarily focus on ecological restoration.

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