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Heritage Led Urban Regeneration In China

Author : Jing Xie
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Genre : Architecture
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Urban planning, regeneration and design is an essentially cultural practice with the outcomes often depending upon an understanding of and engagement with the past. As cities in China strive to be competitive and attractive on the world stage, their decaying historical urban fabrics are being transformed into vibrant places through historical-cultural led urban regeneration, however, their rapid development has so far escaped serious scrutiny. Heritage-led Urban Regeneration in China presents the detailed evolution of three well-known historic streets in China: the Southern Song Imperial Street in Hangzhou; the residential Pingjiang Street in Suzhou; and the commercial Tunxi Old Street in Huangshan. From their original formation to their more recent regeneration, this book offers a critical evaluation of historical-cultural led urban regeneration projects in China and provides theoretical guidelines for contemporary practice in relation to its tangible and intangible urban heritage. Using interdisciplinary research in architecture, urban design, history, and cultural studies, Jing Xie and Tim Heath provide a detailed analysis of the conservation and regeneration efforts of China as an emerging and pivotal world power. An invaluable resource for urban designers, urban planners and architects interested in and working in China, Heritage-led Urban Regeneration in China helps its readers to engage with the essential and invisible factors that produce these revitalized places while forming a critical view towards these projects.

Urban Regeneration In China

Author : Yan Tang
ISBN : 9781000408058
Genre : Architecture
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The book examines institutional innovation in urban regeneration in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, three Chinese cities that have experienced sweeping changes in recent years, providing an ideal guide to the development of urban regeneration practices in China. As a starting point, the book revisits relevant theoretical developments and the institutional experiences of urban regeneration in some Asian pioneer cities and regions, such as Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, and Singapore. Moving on to the Chinese mainland cities themselves, the core comparative study investigates the institutional systems, key policies, planning formulations, and implementation paths in the urban regeneration process of the three cities. Gains and losses that have resulted from each city's institutional construction and reformation are discussed, as well as the underlying reasons for these. Drawing on these case studies and comparisons, the book puts forward some generic rules for urban regeneration institutional innovation, offering a valuable frame of reference for other cities and regions. The book will appeal to scholars interested in urban regeneration and renewal, as well as urban planners, architects, policymakers, and urban development administrators.

Urban Regeneration In China

Author : Yan Tang
ISBN : 0367709112
Genre : City planning
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"The book examines institutional innovation of urban regeneration in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai, three Chinese cities that have experienced sweeping changes in recent years, providing an ideal guide to the process of development and practices of urban regeneration in China. As a starting point, the book revisits relevant theoretical developments and the institutional experiences of urban regeneration in some Asian pioneer cities and regions, such as Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo and Singapore. Moving on to the Chinese mainland cities themselves, the core comparative study investigates the institutional systems, key policies, planning formulations and implementation paths in the urban regeneration process of the three cities. The author then reveals gains and losses in each city's institutional construction and reformation, as well as the underlying reasons for these. Drawing on these case studies and comparisons, the book puts forward some generic rules on the institutional innovation of urban regeneration, offering a valuable reference for other cities and regions. The book will appeal to scholars interested in urban regeneration and renewal, as well as urban planners, architects, policymakers, and urban development administrators"--

Urbanization And Urban Governance In China

Author : Lin Ye
ISBN : 9781137578242
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This book explores the process of urbanization and the profound challenges to China’s urban governance. Economic productivity continues to rise, with increasingly uneven distribution of prosperity and accumulation of wealth. The emergence of individual autonomy including demands for more freedom and participation in the governing process has asked for a change of the traditional top-down control system. The vertical devolution between the central and local states and horizontal competition among local governments produced an uneasy political dynamics in Chinese cities. Many existing publications analyze the urban transformation in China but few focuses on the governance challenges. It is critical to investigate China’s urbanization, paying special attention to its challenges to urban governance. This edited volume fills this gap by organizing ten chapters of distinctive urban development and governance issues.

Recent Developments In Chinese Urban Planning

Author : Qisheng Pan
ISBN : 9783319184708
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent development of Chinese cities. It discusses a broad range of subjects of urban planning, including environmental planning, transportation planning, historical preservation, economic development, geographic information systems (GIS) and other technological applications. China, the most populous country in the world, has experienced unprecedented urbanization in a relatively short period. During the past decades, urbanization in China has centered on land development through industrialization and investment, but it has largely ignored the prosperity and well-being of the people. Livable cities are not just those with magnificent buildings and infrastructure; they are great places where people want to live. China’s recently inaugurated leaders have proposed a new model to actively and prudently enhance the quality of urbanization through compact, intelligent, and low-carbon development. It symbolizes the departure from land-centered urban development to a form of people-oriented urbanization, as China’s Premier, Li Keqiang, has advocated. This new model offers a platform for planning researchers and practitioners to tackle urbanization challenges, such as social equity, environment, energy, ecological and historic preservation, affordable housing, and externalities of mega cities. Furthermore, people-oriented urbanization calls for public participation and stakeholder engagement in the planning process. This book brings together planners, designers, scholars, scientists, and government officials from China and all over the world to exchange ideas on urban regeneration.

In The Name Of Inclusion

Author : Xiaoqing Zhang
ISBN : 9789813361201
Genre : Political Science
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This book follows the citizenship-based approach and interrogates the policies on urban village redevelopment from a perspective of social exclusion and inclusion. It focuses on two questions: how policy makers and urban villagers understand social inclusion differently, and what makes a difference in enhancing social inclusion. Firstly, an examination of citizenship conceptions, as reflected in the Chinese traditional discourses, provides the basis for questioning the political rhetoric of social inclusion in China. Secondly, a comparison between policy makers’ and villages’ interpretations on urban citizenship helps explore the different understandings of citizenship between them. Finally, by studying six redeveloped urban villages in the city of Xi’an, the book identifies what villagers strive for, and discusses how their strivings make a difference in achieving social inclusion during urban village redevelopment.

Evaluating The Impact Of Urban

Author : Jie Lin
ISBN : 1361006420
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This dissertation, "Evaluating the Impact of Urban Redevelopment Projects in China: a Case Study of Liede Village in Guangzhou" by Jie, Lin, 林婕, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Around the world, urban redevelopment is a universal process of exploiting city areas. In Western countries, the development of modern cities is at an advanced stage, and these countries have produced a significant amount of research on urban redevelopment theories, patterns and evaluation. Research on urban redevelopment, particularly evaluating the impact, has attracted less attention in China. Moreover, the spatial order and development path of Chinese cities are dramatically different from those of Western cities. This thesis, therefore, explored the evaluation framework of urban redevelopment taking into account the characteristics of Chinese urban development and property rights issues. The case study strategy was used for this exploratory research. The case of the Liede redevelopment project in Guangzhou City was analyzed through in-depth interviews. Three groups of project actors, namely governments, developers and urban villagers, were interviewed to form a comprehensive understanding of the whole redevelopment mechanism and processes, as well as to evaluate the impacts of the redevelopment. Other data sources including academic literature, local archives and official documents were also used to analyze the Chinese situation. Before starting the case study process, the ideological and theoretical discussion on neoliberalism and gentrification were reviewed and the rent gap theory was applied to explain the motivation behind urban village redevelopment in China, specifically Guangzhou. To build the evaluation framework for the case, this thesis also referred to the evaluation system developed upon the urban regeneration of western cities. An effective partnership of urban redevelopment was found to lead to the efficient completion of the Liede redevelopment project. The role of the government was supportive and no longer sought for profits, while negotiation was made between the developers and urban villagers to maximize each actor's benefits. Some positive redevelopment outcomes were evident. For instance, the physical environment as well as infrastructure is greatly improved and the family income of Liede villagers increases. Other long-term impacts were expected to be achieved in the future. It could be concluded that the pattern and experience of Liede redevelopment project are valuable for coming redevelopment projects. To widen the use of the findings, the evaluation framework established in this research could be tested on redevelopment projects across different cities. A general framework with some flexible adjustment to specific contexts could then be very useful for the evaluation of urban redevelopment. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5108694 Subjects: Urban renewal - China - Gunagzhou - Case studies

A Circuitous Path Towards Market Property Rights Reassignment For The Urban Regeneration In The Transitional China

Author : Xuan Liu
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The inner-city areas in China have undergone massive transformations since the adoption of economic reforms in the 1980s. In the absence of an effective property market for over 30 years, a series of market-oriented transformations were introduced in China starting in the 1980s to stimulate more economically intensive urban land usage. Prompted by the commodification of housing, the paid transfer of land-use rights, and the release of SOE land for redevelopment, urban regeneration in Chinese inner cities has shifted dramatically from the former state-led pattern, characterized by strong welfare provisions during the era of the planned economy, to a more market-oriented approach. The processes leading to the regeneration of diverse forms of urban land did not happen simultaneously, but rather more analogous to a spiral full of conflicts and compromises by different actors, accompanied by several substantial alterations to urban regeneration regulations.At the core of studies of the patterns and forces of China's contemporary urban regeneration dynamics are property rights, which are structured by newly initiated institutions. Considering the evolving nature of institutions and their structuring of the property rights over urban land, this study adopts the concept of a 'property-rights regime in transition' to discuss how different actors were recruited to participate in and interact with each other promote different phases of urban regeneration in China. In broader theoretical terms, a 'property-rights regime in transition' identifies a feasible logic for urban regeneration in China, whereby bundles of operational-level property rights would be continuously but gradually reassigned from one actor to another to promote urban regeneration, allowing the old organizations to slowly fade out to avoid resistance from existing land users and keep social stability. The right to redevelop would be assigned to those in the strongest position to promote urban regeneration.

Creative Industries Creative Industrial Clusters And Urban Regeneration

Author : Haihuan Yang
ISBN : 1361327308
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This dissertation, "Creative Industries, Creative Industrial Clusters and Urban Regeneration: a Case Study in Shanghai, China" by Haihuan, Yang, 杨海寰, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Under the transformation from "rural China" to "urban China," cities in this country are confronting with the increasingly complicated problems of urban decline, not just physical decay as well as functional deterioration. The approach prevalently adopted, however, is of tearing down the old and starting the new from scratch, which relies on immediate measures of physical construction but neglects the objectives of social inclusion and heritage protection. For Chinese cities, it is necessary to reconsider the issue on urban regeneration from a more holistic and multidimensional perspective. Since the late 1990s, a new concept-creative industries-has attracted interest over the world. In recent years, many big cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have clearly seen a rapid growth of this new industrial sector; a variety of creative industrial clusters (CICs) have emerged in these cities, showing wide potentials for promoting urban regeneration. The recent rise of creative industries and CICs may provide us a new perspective to rethink the issue on urban regeneration in Chinese cities. This study tries to explore the relationships between creative industries, CICs and urban regeneration in Shanghai. Through the exploration, it expects to find an effective approach to promote comprehensive urban regeneration in Chinese cities under the transformation context. As "creative industries" is a relatively fresh concept and the boom of creative industries and clusters just happened in China in recent years, there is a big lack of research related to creative industries in the Chinese context. The research that links creative industries with urban regeneration is much less. This study is an effort to fill this research gap. Around an analytical framework developed from the understanding of three key concepts-creative industries, CICs and urban regeneration, this study conducts two-level analyses. Firstly, it discusses some key issues on urban regeneration, creative industries and clusters respectively at the municipal level. Secondly, it carries out the case study of M50-a CIC in Shanghai-at the local level, based on questionnaire survey and deep interviews. Through the two-level analyses on Shanghai, this study suggests that the policy makers in Chinese cities should recognize the complexity of urban decline problems and view the issue of urban regeneration from a more comprehensive, holistic and multidimensional perspective. Considering the significant implications of the creative industries and CICs for urban regeneration, this study also suggests that the policy makers should adopt the creative industries and CICs as an important strategy to promote urban regeneration, and produce an integrated and systematic plan specifically on CICs that is oriented to urban regeneration and incorporated in the city's master plan. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5137960 Subjects: Urban renewal - China - Shanghai Cultural industries - China - Shanghai

The Politics Of Urban Regeneration In Shenzhen China

Author : Mee Kam Ng
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Genre : Shenzhen Jingji Tequ (Shenzhen Shi, China)
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Urbanism With Chinese Characteristics And The Right To The City

Author : Cheng-Hsuan Kao
ISBN : OCLC:795844149
Genre : Guangzhou (China)
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The aim of the thesis is to describe and evaluate the transformation of urban form in the Pearl River Delta (PRD), China, with a particular focus on the relations between social processes and spatial forms in the context of the regeneration of urban-villages in Guangzhou. Referring to in-depth interviews with key practitioners and actors in the regeneration process, this thesis explores three specific relationships and/or processes. -- First, it examines the discursive and structural conditions surrounding the ''production" of governmental regeneration programmes relating to the urban-villages, within a restructured and increasingly neoliberalized system. I develop the argument that it is through this production that the concept of urban-village is defined and deployed by government to label and problematise places which may not be problematic in the ways defined. Second, this thesis discusses the development and implementation of institutional reform policies that are at the heart of government-led regeneration projects in Guangzhou. As I argue, in seeking to develop a more coordinated approach to urban-village regeneration, local government officials, and other power-brokers, have created new subjects/objects of intervention that are structurally, discursively and deliberately excluded from the dominate discourse of what urban regeneration is or ought to be. Third, I examine local people's reactions to urban-village regeneration, and I develop the argument that they are not as powerless as has often been suggested by the dominant society. Instead, in exerting control over their lives and actively shaping their relationship to the so-called "dominant society", they are engaging in a variety of strategies and deploying various tactics to resist and/or alter a range of policy decisions.

Peri Urban China

Author : Li Tian
ISBN : 9781351165389
Genre : Science
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The urban-rural relationship in China is key to a sustainable global future. This book is particularly interested in peri-urbanization in China, the process by which fringe areas of cities develop. Recent institutional change has helped clarify property rights over collective land, facilitating peri-urban area development. Chapters in this book explore how rural industrialization has changed the landscape and rules about land use in peri-urban areas. It looks at the role of rural industrialization and provides a detailed exploration of peri-urbanization theory, policy, and its evolution in China. Leading discussions find out how fragmented bottom-up industrialization, urbanization, and lax governance have led to a series of social and environmental problems. The progress in redevelopment of peri-urban areas was initially slow due to the spatial lock-in effect. This book offers practical solutions to environmental issues and explains how policymakers have the potential to redevelop a future collaborative, inclusive, and sustainable approach to peri-urban areas. This in-depth approach to urbanization will be useful to academics in urban planning and governmental organizations. It will also be advantageous to NGOs and professionals involved in urban planning, public administration, as well as land-use work in China and other developing countries.

Urban Regeneration And Industrial Conservation Heritage For Smart Communities In China

Author : Caterina Pietra
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Urban Redevelopment And Traffic Congestion Management Strategies

Author : Yanli Wang
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Genre : Social Science
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This book focuses on the relationship between urban land redevelopment and traffic systems and discusses the related research. Consisting of three main parts, the first analyzes the interaction between land redevelopment and traffic congestion as well as the mechanisms and causes of traffic congestion. The second part presents strategies for the prevention and control of traffic congestion under urban land redevelopment, proposing a two-stage evaluation system of traffic congestion pre-inspection and traffic impact analysis in the planning and implementation stages of land redevelopment. Lastly, the third section includes an application case analysis of the proposed traffic congestion management strategy.

Social Capital And Urban Regeneration In Chinese Historic Cities

Author : Binqing Zhai
ISBN : 1361286393
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This dissertation, "Social Capital and Urban Regeneration in Chinese Historic Cities: a Case Study of Xi'an" by Binqing, Zhai, 翟斌庆, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: With rapid urbanization since the 1990s, many Chinese historic cities have faced the dual challenges of regenerating dilapidated historic inner urban areas and promoting local economic development. Rampant urban redevelopmentoriented planning and practices have been undertaken in many places. While bringing enormous economic returns, this trend also poses many threats to the character of the historic cities. Literature on urban regeneration shows that local communities should play an active role in regenerating a place in addition to other key actors such as the government and the private sectors. Local communities also play a critical role in conserving the indigenous lives of historic residential districts. Social capital enables local communities to act together to pursue shared objectives in the community-based regeneration processes. Based on this theoretical premise, the study seeks to examine the role of social capital in the regeneration of Chinese historic cities. This thesis aims to provide a historical and contextual understanding of the evolution of urban regeneration in Chinese historic cities. The thesis also explores the role of social capital in the current controversies surrounding urban regeneration in transitional China. In the current mode of urban regeneration governance in China, local governments often play a dominant role as both redevelopment advocates and project managers. Private developers are actively involved while local indigenous residents are often excluded from the regeneration processes. Urban regeneration practices in Chinese historic cities are often conducted through urban conservation-cum-redevelopment strategies to spur local economic growth and improve the physical environment. Since the focus is on the conservation of the physical environment, many local indigenous lives have to be excluded and relocated to give way to local redevelopment projects. The lack of community involvement in local regeneration processes severely undermines the goals of comprehensive urban regeneration and integrated urban conservation plans. Xi'an, a typical Chinese historic city, has been chosen as the study site. Two solid local case studies have produced the following major findings. In the Drum Tower Muslim District, traditional Muslim lives and businesses have sustained a vibrant local economy. Together with cohesive community relationships, this thesis argues that the historic Muslim district can actually sustain a self-regeneration process, given proper maintenance of the dilapidated urban infrastructures by local governments. The question is an institutionalized mechanism to facilitate this kind of regeneration. The implementation of the government-led regeneration projects within the Sanxuejie Historic District, where community relationships are weak with low level of social capital, was more "efficient." However, it also means that regeneration efforts were less comprehensive and indigenous lives of the original neighborhoods were not conserved. To achieve the goals of comprehensive urban regeneration in historic cities, this thesis maintains the follow

A Research Agenda For Real Estate

Author : Tiwari, Piyush
ISBN : 9781839103933
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Offering fresh insights into the key emerging issues in the field, including the changing socio-economic contexts brought about by the rise of the millennial generation and the creative class, the Covid-19 pandemic, and a greater emphasis on social responsibility, this forward-looking Research Agenda critically debates and rethinks theories and practices in the property sector.

China S Economy

Author : Iris Claus
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"Explores topics including the household registration system, urbanization, demographic transition, inequality, and the sustainability of economic growth"--

Urban Inequality And Segregation In Europe And China

Author : Gwilym Pryce
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Genre : Science
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This open access book explores new research directions in social inequality and urban segregation. With the goal of fostering an ongoing dialogue between scholars in Europe and China, it brings together an impressive team of international researchers to shed light on the entwined processes of inequality and segregation, and the implications for urban development. Through a rich collection of empirical studies at the city, regional and national levels, the book explores the impact of migration on cities, the related problems of social and spatial segregation, and the ramifications for policy reform. While the literature on both segregation and inequality has traditionally been dominated by European and North American studies, there is growing interest in these issues in the Chinese context. Economic liberalization, rapid industrial restructuring, the enormous growth of cities, and internal migration, have all reshaped the country profoundly. What have we learned from the European and North American experience of segregation and inequality, and what insights can be gleaned to inform the bourgeoning interest in these issues in the Chinese context? How is China different, both in terms of the nature and the consequences of segregation inequality, and what are the implications for future research and policy? Given the continued rise of China’s significance in the world, and its recent declaration of war on poverty, this book offers a timely contribution to scholarship, identifying the core insights to be learned from existing research, and providing important guidance on future directions for policy makers and researchers.

The Routledge Companion To Urban Regeneration

Author : Michael E. Leary
ISBN : 9781136266546
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In the past decade, urban regeneration policy makers and practitioners have faced a number of difficult challenges, such as sustainability, budgetary constraints, demands for community involvement and rapid urbanization in the Global South. Urban regeneration remains a high profile and important field of government-led intervention, and policy and practice continue to adapt to the fresh challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, as well as confronting long standing intractable urban problems and dilemmas. This Companion provides cutting edge critical review and synthesis of recent conceptual, policy and practical developments within the field. With contributions from 70 international experts within the field, it explores the meaning of ‘urban regeneration’ in differing national contexts, asking questions and providing informed discussion and analyses to illuminate how an apparently disparate field of research, policy and practice can be rendered coherent, drawing out common themes and significant differences. The Companion is divided into six sections, exploring: globalization and neo-liberal perspectives on urban regeneration; emerging reconceptualizations of regeneration; public infrastructure and public space; housing and cosmopolitan communities; community centred regeneration; and culture-led regeneration. The concluding chapter considers the future of urban regeneration and proposes a nine-point research agenda. This Companion assembles a diversity of approaches and insights in one comprehensive volume to provide a state of the art review of the field. It is a valuable resource for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in Urban Planning, Built Environment, Urban Studies and Urban Regeneration, as well as academics, practitioners and politicians.

Maturing Megacities

Author : Uwe Altrock
ISBN : 9789400766747
Genre : Political Science
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This edited volume covers the multiple changes concerning urban governance in the course of the progressive transformation of the Pearl River Delta mega-urban region in China. Looking at the megacities Guangzhou and Shenzhen, it analyzes the maturing of socio-economic, political and spatial structures after the first waves of economic globalization, political transformation, and their rapid expansion and urbanization. The initial claim and starting point of the book is the existence of a profound multidimensional shift in the coastal mega-urban region with a major tendency towards urban upgrading, economic restructuring and a clearly observable consolidation of political institutions. For the first time since the beginning of the reform and opening up after 1978, this has led to a stronger bias toward urban regeneration, an adaptive re-use of the building stock and an establishment of post-industrial knowledge-based creative industries. The book investigates these changes as a set of mutually dependent developments that have to be understood and analyzed in connection with one another. Thus, the backgrounds and underlying forces that shape physical restructuring in the developed urban cores of the mega-urban region and the ways in which the relevant actors and institutions are trying to both cope with and to influence each other are introduced here.

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