JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (10): 2060-2072.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20191004

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From informational empowerment to comprehensive empowerment: Exploring the ideas of smart territorial spatial planning

ZHEN Feng1,2(), ZHANG Shan-qi1,2(), QIN Xiao1,2, XI Guang-liang1,2   

  1. 1. School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
    2. Provincial Engineering Laboratory of Smart City Design Simulation & Visualization, Jiangsu, Nanjing 210093, China;
  • Received:2019-04-27 Revised:2019-07-17 Online:2019-10-28 Published:2019-10-28


The Communist Party of China's 19th National Congress Report has clearly set the goal of "smart society" and put forward new requirements for the current development of territorial spatial planning. Nowadays, the empowerment of information technology based on the Internet, big data, cloud computing, etc. is the main driving force and development focus of the current practices of smart territorial spatial planning. How to understand and promote the development of smart society is the foundation of the compilation and implementation of smart territorial spatial planning. This paper emphasizes the importance of human-land relationship and the theory of urban life organism to the planning and governance of territory in a smart society. It points out that the overall conceptualization of smart territorial spatial planning should be transformed from informational empowerment to comprehensive empowerment, which includes technological empowerment and innovative empowerment. The paper constructs a smart territorial spatial planning framework-EPTI-based on the ideas of ecological civilization, people-oriented, technology integration application and institutional innovation, and discusses the paths toward smart compilation and implementation of territorial spatial planning.

Key words: smart society, informalization, comprehensive empowerment, smart territorial spatial planning, overall conceptualization