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Changzhou Station Urban Planning/Transit Oriented Development

Changzhou, China

Client: Changzhou Grand Properties Co. Ltd.

Parsons Brinckerhoff Role: Urban Planning, Transit Oriented Development Planning, Conceptual Design

Changzhou Station Urban Planning/Transit Oriented Development
Strategically located 99 miles (160 kilometers) north of Shanghai, in the southern part of Jiangsu Province, Changzhou Station will serve the 819-mile (1,318-kilometer) Beijing-to-Shanghai High Speed Rail line, one of the most important intercity links in the country’s high speed rail network. The station, which will be an important transportation hub, is expected to have a passenger throughput of around 110,000 passengers a day.

There is considerable potential for transit oriented development (TOD) in the vicinity of Changzhou Station, given its prime location. Parsons Brinckerhoff was commissioned to provide urban planning for an area of 0.7 square miles (two square kilometers) around the station. The firm’s services included conceptual building design, as well as a TOD plan incorporating three different zones—one for leisure, one for services, and one for technical and business activities—each containing features that match its specific function.
Parsons Brinckerhoff understands the importance of establishing a "sense of place" for communities through the design and development of transportation infrastructure. Providing a range of interrelated planning and design services for projects of all scales - from multi-jurisdictional policy planning to detailed streetscape and plaza design - our PlaceMaking group uses the link between transportation and land use as a catalyst for community revitalization and sustainable development.  With public involvement that incorporates all levels of stakeholders at the center of the process, we help improve mobility for all and create vibrant, sustainable communities where people want to live. Our services include all aspects of growth management as well as the entire range of planning and design services for community development and civic infrastructure - regional and comprehensive planning, urban design, transit-oriented development, transit and landscape architecture, station area planning and design, brownfield redevelopment, and corridor planning and design.