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Main Title Shanghai Urbanism at the Medium Scale [electronic resource] /
Author Sha, Yongjie.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wu, Jiang.
Ji, Yan.
Chan, Sara Li Ting.
Lim, Wei Qi.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number HT165.5-169.9
ISBN 9783642542039
Subjects Geography. ; Regional planning. ; Architecture.
Internet Access
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Collation XIII, 192 p. 189 illus., 134 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Understanding Shanghai Urbanism -- Exploring Alternative Solutions for Urban Regeneration and New City Making -- Reflecting on Future Chinese Urbanity -- Conclusion. This book focuses on observing and understanding the urban planning and relevant development patterns applied to the creation of urban districts against the backdrop of the current rapid urbanization and transformation of Shanghai on its way to becoming a world city. Based on a review of the four stages of city evolution, a series of case studies on typical urban districts through the city's building history to date points out key issues in connection with current developments. Three rapidly developing districts in Shanghai are studied with regard to alternative urban planning and design solutions, and further opinions from other perspectives including city government, real estate development and professional education, reveal challenges in the practical implementation of changes. This book indeed provides an approach to in-depth observation and understanding of urban planning and current development patterns at the medium scale of Chinese urbanization for those from academic, professional, investment, public administration and related circles who would like to join the urban transformation process. Associate Professor Yongjie Sha and Professor Jiang Wu work at Tongji University. Yan Ji is an Architect and Urban Designer at the Architectural Design Institute, Greenland Group, China. Liting Chan is an Architectural Assistant at Maps Design, Singapore. Weiqi Lim is an Architect at the Conservation & Urban Design Group, Urban Development Authority, Singapore.