Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs

Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs
Author: Tiziano Cattaneo
Publsiher: Universitas Studiorum
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-06-24
ISBN: 8897683835
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study on Architecture and Urban Spatial Structure in China s Mega Cities Suburbs Book Excerpt:

Contents Summary:Sustainable Neighborhoods in China; Today’s Shanghai Small Towns; Low Carbon Renovation for Residential Buildings in China’s Rural Area; Defining Principles for Contemporary Chinese Architecture; Shanghai Transforming; Art + Village + City: A Call for Ethnographic Methods in Research on Chinese Mega-Cities; Shanghainese sub-urbanism; Assessment in rural-urban context; Hapzard Growth in a Land of Plenty; The Lost Village. On Kunming Chenggong New Town.

Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality

Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality
Author: Michèle Pezzagno,Maurizio Tira
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2018-07-16
ISBN: 1351173359
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality Book Excerpt:

Today, citizens advocate greater environmental sustainability, better services and the improvement of urban quality by promoting safer mobility, especially for the most vulnerable road users. Addressing these issues, Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality contains papers presented at the XXIII International Conference “Living and Walking in Cities” (Brescia, Italy, 15-16 June 2017). The contributions discuss town planning issues, look at best practices and research findings across the broad spectrum of urban and transport planning, with particular attention to the safety of pedestrians in the city. The main topics of the book are: - Urban regeneration. A focus on walkability (vulnerable road users; boosting and planning soft mobility) - Road safety and urban planning - vulnerable road users: planning for safety (integrated land use and transport planning; methodological approaches and case studies; integrated tools for town and transport planning; shaping public spaces and walkability; transport solutions for tourism) - Innovative and traditional solutions for Italian cities - Extra-European approaches to town and infrastructure planning - Different perspectives in road safety: prevention, infrastructure, sharing - Advances in road safety Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality is a powerful plea for a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to urban mobility and planning, and will be of interest to academics, consultants and practitioners interested in these areas.

The Co Housing Phenomenon

The Co Housing Phenomenon
Author: Emanuele Giorgi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN: 3030370976
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Co Housing Phenomenon Book Excerpt:

This book presents 50 case studies of contemporary co-housing projects spread all over the world to show how communities of shared living have become a global phenomenon that can serve as a tool to promote social and urban sustainability. By presenting evidence that shared housing experiences are capable of revitalizing sterile urban fabrics and promoting social sustainable practices, the volume situates co-housing experiences as microscale responses to the macroscale challenges posed by environmental degradation and the decline of communitarian ways of living. The volume also reviews the most famous typologies of shared living in different parts of the world across human history. By analyzing historical experiences in different regions of Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, the author shows that living together is part of a historical culture of sharing that is being rediscovered all over the world by people who activate public spaces, work in shared offices or live in contractual communities. The Co-Housing Phenomenon – Environmental Alliance in Times of Changes will be of interest to both professionals and scholars involved in urban design, urban planning and architecture, especially those in the field of sustainable urbanism. It will also be a valuable resource for public agents and civil society organizations dealing with housing, social, environmental and sustainability policies.

Remaking China s Great Cities

Remaking China s Great Cities
Author: Samuel Y. Liang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN: 1317656113
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remaking China s Great Cities Book Excerpt:

China’s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province and the regional center of south China. All are historical cities with rich imperial, colonial, and regional heritages, and all have been drastically transformed in the last six decades. This book examines the cities’ continuous urban legacies since 1949 in relation to state governance, economic reforms, and cultural production. By adopting local historical perspectives, it offers more nuanced accounts of the current urban change than the modernization/globalization paradigm and conceptualizes the change in the context of the cities’ socialist, colonial, and imperial legacies. Specifically, Samuel Y. Liang offers an overview of the urban planning and territorial expansion of the great cities since 1949; explores the production and consumption of urban housing, its spatial forms, media representations, and socio-political implications; and examines the state-led redevelopment of old urban cores and residential neighborhoods, and the urban conservation movement. Remaking China’s Great Cities will be of great interest to students and scholars working across a range of fields including Chinese studies, Chinese culture and society, urban studies and architecture.

Suburban Urbanities

Suburban Urbanities
Author: Laura Vaughan
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN: 191063414X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suburban Urbanities Book Excerpt:

Suburban space has traditionally been understood as a formless remnant of physical city expansion, without a dynamic or logic of its own. Suburban Urbanities challenges this view by defining the suburb as a temporally evolving feature of urban growth.Anchored in the architectural research discipline of space syntax, this book offers a comprehensive understanding of urban change, touching on the history of the suburb as well as its current development challenges, with a particular focus on suburban centres. Studies of the high street as a centre for social, economic and cultural exchange provide evidence for its critical role in sustaining local centres over time. Contributors from the architecture, urban design, geography, history and anthropology disciplines examine cases spanning Europe and around the Mediterranean.By linking large-scale city mapping, urban design scale expositions of high street activity and local-scale ethnographies, the book underscores the need to consider suburban space on its own terms as a specific and complex field of social practice

Settlement Spaces Urban Survival Prospects of China s Special Communities

Settlement Spaces  Urban Survival Prospects of China   s Special Communities
Author: Xiao Wu,Lingjin Wang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2021-10-16
ISBN: 9811648921
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Settlement Spaces Urban Survival Prospects of China s Special Communities Book Excerpt:

This book examines the settlement space of special communities in China on the community scale from an interdisciplinary approach that combines perspectives from urban planning and sociology. Using the framework of integration response, it theoretically and empirically explores the approaches these communities adopt to survive and evolve. Empirically, this discussion centers on four particular groups, namely international students, land-lost peasants, ethnic minorities, and migrant workers, and offers an analysis of their settlement spaces from different perspectives. Theoretically, this study optimizes the logic of one-way integration as used in classical theories. By constructing a two-way linkage in the theoretical framework of integration response, it provides a multi-scenario interpretation and summary of the laws of survival and evolution that govern the urban settlements of special communities in China. This study conforms to the major transformations that China has undergone in the concepts, models, and orientation of its development since the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Furthermore, it renders profound research value and bears practical significance for the adjustment and management of urban spatial patterns in China, social care for marginalized groups, and the construction of a harmonious and moderately prosperous society. This study provides valuable reference for educators, researchers, and management personnel across various fields, including urban planning, geography, and sociology.

Research in Urban Sociology

Research in Urban Sociology
Author: Mark Clapson,Ray Hutchison
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN: 0857243470
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research in Urban Sociology Book Excerpt:

Presents contributions in comparative suburban studies for urban regions, not just in Europe and the United States but also metropolitan regions in China, India and other areas of the world. This title examines the patterns of suburban development in metropolitan regions around the globe.

Creative Industries and Urban Spatial Structure

Creative Industries and Urban Spatial Structure
Author: Helin Liu,Elisabete A. Silva,Qian Wang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-07-29
ISBN: 3319166107
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Industries and Urban Spatial Structure Book Excerpt:

This book explores the dynamics of the interaction between the development of creative industries and urban land use in Nanjing, a metropolis and a growth pole in the Yangtze River Delta. In the last two decades, China's economy has been undergoing dramatic growth. Yet, accompanying with China's economic success is the disturbing environmental deterioration and energy concerns. These issues together with the diminution of the advantage of low-cost labour force present many Chinese cities, particularly big cities specialising in manufacturing in the most developed regions, the urgency to find new approaches to "creative China". As an ancient city featured by abundance of cultural heritages and legacies of heavy industries, Nanjing has been striving for a decade to transform its economy towards a creative economy by cultivating creative industries. In parallel with the flourishing of creative industries are contest for land resources among different interest parties and restructuring of urban land use. Both are new challenges for urban planning. This complex process is examined in this book by an interdisciplinary approach which integrates GIS, ABM, questionnaire investigation and interview.

Satellite Towns in Neo metropolitan Development in India

Satellite Towns in Neo metropolitan Development in India
Author: Amit Chatterjee,R. N. Chattopadhyay
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 9811515026
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satellite Towns in Neo metropolitan Development in India Book Excerpt:

This book discusses population growth and the resultant problems, and highlights the need for immediate action to develop a set of planned satellite towns around Indian megacities to reduce their population densities and activity concentrations. It addresses problems like unplanned spatial expansion, over-concentration of populations, unmanageable situations in industrial growth, and poor traffic management, concluding that only megacities and their satellites, when planned properly, can together mitigate the urgent problem of urban concentration in and around the megacities. Identifying the general problems, the book develops a quantitative and spatially fitting regional allocation model of population and economic activities. It also offers a policy-based planned program of development for the selected megacities in India along with their satellites and fringe areas to ensure a healthy, balanced and prospective urban scenario for India in the coming decades.

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities
Author: Norsidah Ujang,Tomohiro Fukuda,Anna Laura Pisello,Dinko Vukadinović
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2021-08-18
ISBN: 3030635678
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the ways in which resiliency can foster the transformation of cities. There is a growing need for our cities to be transformed into “smart” cities; in this regard, tremendous efforts are called for in order to face the environmental challenges that play a major role in the creation or transformation of cities and environments. This book covers a broad range of applications and approaches that are “smart” and “resilient,” which, when combined, offer much more flexibility concerning the future of our cities. Consequently, this simple combination, which is producing sweeping changes around the globe, has attracted considerable attention from scholars and decision-makers alike.

Building Resilient Cities in China The Nexus between Planning and Science

Building Resilient Cities in China  The Nexus between Planning and Science
Author: Xueming Chen,Qisheng Pan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2015-05-20
ISBN: 3319141457
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Resilient Cities in China The Nexus between Planning and Science Book Excerpt:

This book discusses a range of planning and management issues related to building urban resiliency. It covers such topics as urban, environmental, and transportation planning, historical preservation, emergency relief and management, geographic information systems (GIS) and other technological applications. The book includes case studies of several cities and districts in China, including Shanghai, and a number of cities in the United States of America. Urban resiliency in the face of uncertainty is a priority for planning and governance in communities worldwide. In China, which has suffered many of the world’s most devastating floods, earthquakes, and typhoons, preparing for the threat of disaster has long been an important planning objective. Recent calamities, such as the 2008 Winter Storms, the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, and the 2012 Beijing Floods have only made planning for resiliency more urgent. As planners work to prepare for such events, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes increasingly important. Planners need the tools and insights offered by other fields, including both the natural and social sciences. At the same time, these interdisciplinary relationships help shape the identity of urban-rural planning in its new role as one of China’s primary academic disciplines. Thus, the nexus between planning and science is critically important in building resilient cities in China, and the Chinese planning experience can serve as an example to and benefit countries around the world.

The Interstitial Spaces of Urban Sprawl

The Interstitial Spaces of Urban Sprawl
Author: Cristian A. Silva
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2022-01-26
ISBN: 100051806X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interstitial Spaces of Urban Sprawl Book Excerpt:

This book proposes the idea of interstitial space as a theoretical framework to describe and understand the implications of in-between lands in urban studies and their profound transformative effects in cities and their urban character. The analysis of the interstitial spaces is structured into four themes: the conceptual grounds of interstitial spaces; the nature of interstices; the geographical scale of interstices; and the relationality of interstices. The empirical section of the book introduces seven cases that illustrate the varied nature of interstitiality to finally discuss its implications in the broader field of urban studies. Reflections upon further lines of enquiry and theories of urbanisation, urban sprawl, and cities are highlighted in the conclusion chapter. This is the ideal text for scholars of urban planning, strategic spatial planning, landscape planning, urban design, architecture, and other cognate disciplines as well as advanced students in these fields.

Author: Harry den Hartog
Publsiher: 010 Publishers
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010
ISBN: 906450735X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Excerpt:

Each year, more than 15 million Chinese leave the rural areas of China and move to the cities. This figure exceeds 300,000 in the case of Shanghai. By the time 2010 cedes to 2011, the majority of China's population will be living in the cities. "Shanghai new towns. Searching for community and identity in a sprawling metropolis" documents and analyses the meteoric rate of urbanization of the countryside round Shanghai, most particularly the part played there by new towns and new villages. This decentralized planning model takes its cue from classic Western examples. A few pilot new towns have been developed on paper withhelp from Western designers and then adapted to suit Chinese standards. This book shows how the plans have been put into practice. Photos, essays by Chinese and Western critics and descriptions of projects illustrate what daily life looks like and how these new cities function within the Yangtze River Delta Metropolitan Area as a whole. It dwells at length on the international exchange of knowledge and the differences in method.

Leadership in Architectural Research

Leadership in Architectural Research
Author: Hazem Rashed-Ali,Shelley Roff
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1935129155
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban China

Urban China
Author: Xuefei Ren
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 0745665454
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban China Book Excerpt:

Currently there are more than 125 Chinese cities with a population exceeding one million. The unprecedented urban growth in China presents a crucial development for studies on globalization and urban transformation. This concise and engaging book examines the past trajectories, present conditions, and future prospects of Chinese urbanization, by investigating five key themes - governance, migration, landscape, inequality, and cultural economy. Based on a comprehensive evaluation of the literature and original research materials, Ren offers a critical account of the Chinese urban condition after the first decade of the twenty-first century. She argues that the urban-rural dichotomy that was artificially constructed under socialism is no longer a meaningful lens for analyses and that Chinese cities have become strategic sites for reassembling citizenship rights for both urban residents and rural migrants. The book is essential reading for students and scholars of urban and development studies with a focus on China, and all interested in understanding the relationship between state, capitalism, and urbanization in the global context.

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies
Author: Anthony M. Orum
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 2888
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 1118568451
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies Book Excerpt:

Provides comprehensive coverage of major topics in urban and regional studies Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Anthony Orum, this definitive reference work covers central and emergent topics in the field, through an examination of urban and regional conditions and variation across the world. It also provides authoritative entries on the main conceptual tools used by anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and political scientists in the study of cities and regions. Among such concepts are those of place and space; geographical regions; the nature of power and politics in cities; urban culture; and many others. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies captures the character of complex urban and regional dynamics across the globe, including timely entries on Latin America, Africa, India and China. At the same time, it contains illuminating entries on some of the current concepts that seek to grasp the essence of the global world today, such as those of Friedmann and Sassen on ‘global cities’. It also includes discussions of recent economic writings on cities and regions such as those of Richard Florida. Comprised of over 450 entries on the most important topics and from a range of theoretical perspectives Features authoritative entries on topics ranging from gender and the city to biographical profiles of figures like Frank Lloyd Wright Takes a global perspective with entries providing coverage of Latin America and Africa, India and China, and, the US and Europe Includes biographies of central figures in urban and regional studies, such as Doreen Massey, Peter Hall, Neil Smith, and Henri Lefebvre The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies is an indispensable reference for students and researchers in urban and regional studies, urban sociology, urban geography, and urban anthropology.

Frontiers of Green Building Materials and Civil Engineering III

Frontiers of Green Building  Materials and Civil Engineering III
Author: Jimmy Chih Ming Kao,Wen Pei Sung,Ran Chen
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 2017
Release: 2013-08-30
ISBN: 3038261734
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers of Green Building Materials and Civil Engineering III Book Excerpt:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the Second International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE 2013), August 21-23, 2013, Taiwan. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 401 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Architecture and Landscape Design, Residential, Regional and Urban Planning, Sustainable City and Ecological Planning; Chapter 2: Environmental Energy, Protection, Technologies and Engineering, Emission Control; Chapter 3: Outdoor, Indoor Engineering and Design, HVAC Technologies; Chapter 4: Materials Engineering and Technologies, Materials in Industrial Processes; Chapter 5: Building Materials and Technologies; Chapter 6: Green Building and Engineering; Chapter 7: Energy Saving Building and Technologies, Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Applications, Energy Control; Chapter 8: Civil Engineering Technologies; Chapter 9: Construction Dynamics, Stability and Strength, Geotechnical and Seismic Engineering; Chapter 10: Modelling and Simulation Technologies; Chapter 11: Project Management and Marketing, Assessment and Safety.

Urban China in Transition

Urban China in Transition
Author: John Logan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-07-22
ISBN: 1444399551
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban China in Transition Book Excerpt:

Using an innovative approach, this book interprets the unprecedented transformation of contemporary China’s major cities. It deals with a diversity of trends and analyzes their sources. Offers a multi-dimensional analysis of urban life in China Highlights a diversity of trends in the areas of migration, criminal victimization, gated communities, and the status of women, suburbanization, and neighbourhood associations Each chapter includes input from both an expert on urban life in China and an 'outside' expert from the fields of sociology, geography, economics, planning, political science, history, demography, architecture, or anthropology An alternative theoretical perspective comparing the Chinese experience with other urban settings in the United States, Poland, Russia, Vietnam, East and South East Asia, and South America

China s Urban Century

China   s Urban Century
Author: François Gipouloux
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-11-27
ISBN: 1784715093
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Urban Century Book Excerpt:

The achievements of China’s urbanization should not be evaluated solely in terms of adequate infrastructures, but also in their ability to implement sound governance practices to ensure social, environmental and economic development. This book addresses several key challenges faced by Chinese cities, based on the most recent policies and experiments adopted by central and local governments. The contributors offer an interdisciplinary analysis of the urbanization process in China, and examine the following key topics: the institutional foundations of Chinese cities, the legal status of the land, the rural to urban migration, the preservation of the urban heritage and the creation of urban community, and the competitiveness of Chinese cities. They define the current issues and challenges emerging from China’s urbanization. Students and academics of urban studies and related subjects will find the strong theoretical backgrounds to be of use to their research. Policy-makers and other practitioners will benefit from the practical advice and recommendations.

The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies
Author: John Hannigan,Greg Richards
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 1526421615
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies Book Excerpt:

The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS IN URBAN THEORY SECTION 9: URBAN FUTURES This is a central resource for researchers and students of Sociology, Cultural Geography and Urban Studies.