In three decades, Pudong has developed in an astonishing ‘Pudong speed’ and achieved a ‘Pudong height’ through there stages: construction, accomplishment and upgrading.
Urban development in Chinese cities should benefit from London’s experience while also seeking innovation through their own explorations.
In retrospect of the unique process in the global context and rich experience gained, the issue explores the relationship between industrial parks and the global industrial chain, reflects on China&
039;s experience, and discusses its impact on local development.
This issue centres on the practices of "Park City" in Chengdu, and via scopes into various types of spaces, analyses how a new urban image was constructed.
Perhaps the planning history of Paris has offered us an opportunity to revisit the nature of Paris&
039;s place-making, and to summarize the lessons and potentials it may provide to other cities. Juxtaposing modern planning ideologies with Paris&
039;s evolution through housing, revolution, art, sports, festive events and immigration, Issue 085 makes a series of explorative inquiries into the discourse above.
Urban greenery brings both physical and mental wellness to dwellers, as supported by researches in the field of psychology and architecture. The design of urban green space has become a heated topic ever since the completion of Central Park in New York in 1860s.In a defined historical and geographical context, the topic of this issue takes a more intimate perspective into urban dweller&
039;s needs, and centers on the multiple dimensions of green space practices.
Complying the trend of the Reform and Opening, Wenzhou developed its par¬ticular economic growth model, namely Wenzhou Model. Regardless of the limited natural and trans¬portation conditions, the gifted business sensitivity and the community culture helped Wenzhou be¬come a sample in the historical era. This issue takes Wenzhou as a sample to discuss how to seek breakthroughs in medium-sized cities.
Urban renovation has become another approach for urbanization after the rapid growth of China city. In 2016, Shanghai Planning and Land Resources Administration announced four action plans of urban renovation, launched the plan of “Walk-in-Shanghai: Micro-renovation of community space” and advocated for the spirit of “Joint Development, Cooperated Governance and Shared Use” in urban governance……
Asia, as a giant land constituted by various areas distinctive in language, culture and religion, does its cities have similarities and can be compared? Where to begin if we are to compare famous cities in Asia? In the subject to last issue, we categorized Asia cities according to economy and region, discovered their network of “flow”, and then did comparative study among the same category……
The dynamic development of a city leads to idle land and idle building in the process of changing the land’s function. However, under the intensive urban development, the lack of public space implies the mismatch of space and function. The land and space under low-efficiency use needs to be re-activated and applied to create new value……
From “Construction of socialist new countryside” to “New-type urbanization”, and from “One Village One Product” to “Characteristic Town”, we have been unhappy with the state of the city, thus see the countryside as a fortress to resist marketization……
This issue has no means to evolve to the chaos in discussing‘What is NOT A National Park’ after 2013. By exploring the original meaning of this term, we are trying to answer two questions: why national park has been built and what it has offered to the society. And then we want to break the myth of ‘American perfect sample’, to investigate how this idea was adopted by other countries which has different aesthetics, historical backgrounds,social structures and developing needs.
Commercial complex is now the ultimate destination for a modern consumer. With functions not only of a shopping mall but also a city, it blurs the distinction between public space and commercial space. Because of the integration of city functions, commercial complex seems less "commercial". In this issue, we look at cases of three cities in Shanghai, Hong Kong and United States and try to show an universal trend in the global commercial landscape. We analysed the segmentation the complex appeals to, as well as their lifestyles, trying to find out an universal logic for the trend.
As a problem-oriented implementation plan, community planning uses a comprehensive method that pays attention to both market practice and scientific research, bringing in non-material aspects to the design of physical spaces.
To maximize the effect of high-speed rails requires the support and cooperation of multiple parties. The sharing of regional resources, policy support, and the promotion of financial ability are all indispensable conditions.
In order to observe different city trials driven by multi-dimensional forces, and to review their goals, gains and losses, we choose ten key words to show Chinese cities from 2015 to 2016. These words together with the problems behinds them, are not only the focus of 2015, but have a continuous influence afterwards. In the context of academy, the market, industry development and the mass media, our criteria is based on four issues: those raised by public or private authorities or people, those that form into trends, those show great importance and those influential in 2015. There is no such thing as the one and only true face of cities. We need to jump out of the framework of urban planning academic circle to understand what happened in 2015. Economic, social, cultural and environmental development of different cities are also taken into consideration.
This issue is the sequel of Issue 71, "Inncer City Regeneration: Community Revitalization based on Public Needs". We focus on the public participation in this issue. Featuring a discussion among scholars from Waseda University and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences on how to integrate humanity into the physics of urban regeneration, this issue also presents cases around the world demonstrating the importance of public participation in city regeneration.
Beginning in January of 2013, several faculty at UCLA joined to form the Urban Humanities Initiative with the intention of making it an internationally recognized hub for collaborative urban study that bridges architecture and the humanities. The UHI 2014-15 project focuses on the city of Shanghai and the concept of contested spaces of identity. Issues addressed include spatial and morphological restructuring of the city; forms and processes of identification; uses of the past and visions of the future; aesthetics, authenticity, and the social imaginary; and how particular modes of representation like maps, images, texts, and narratives shape urban identities and our understanding of them. Following a year’s course of study about the history, film, literature, architecture, and planning of Shanghai, mixed-discipline teams traveled to the city to explore and film one of four sites. Complementing cinematic representations of Shanghai are a series of densely rendered spatial diagrams and maps that give further dimensionality to the urban humanists’view of Shanghai in the past, the future, and the now.
Since 1980s, the renewal of western cities has turned from the outdated construction method of large-scale reconstruction towards small-scale gradual urban transformation based on neighborhood reformation. One after another, western cities have entered the age of urban reformation that focuses on humanity. Meanwhile, following the Reform and Opening Policy and socialist market economy, the revitalization of Chinese cities has just opened the curtains of reformation based on large-scale spatial transformation.
The edition digs into the hot topic of this year on regional economy: the background and blueprint of Yangtze River Economic Belt development. Cities along the Yangtze River from upstream to downstream including Yibin, Chongqing, Yichang, Xiangyang, Nanchang and Yangzhou are analyzed in both reports and graphs. Reports about other international riverside cities in a comparative perspective are also attached.