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Megacities and the Coast
Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn
Environment & the City, Urban Sociology, Georisk & Hazards, Urban Geography, Environmental Geography, Natural Hazards & Risk, Environments, Environmental Change & Pollution, Hazards & Disasters, Urban Studies, Urban Landscape, City and Urban Planning
Sha, Y., Wu, J., Ji, Y., Chan, S.L.T., Lim, W.Q. 2014, XIII, 192 p. 189 illus., 134 illus.
Successfully combines long-term observation and experience inside China with international academic research.
A series of urbanism studies for most typical districts tracing the city’s historical evolution clearly reveals issues in connection with current developments.
Supplements conventional academic approaches with opinions from city building implementation circles, helping to reflect a broad spectrum of voices and to understand the realities on the ground 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.Download