Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development

Chinese Urban Planning and Construction

From Historical Wisdom to Modern Miracles

Editors: Bian, Lanchun, Tang, Yan, Shen, Zhenjiang (Eds.)

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  • Provides 14 unique experiences on urban planning and development achievements in China
  • Offers a comprehensive analysis, combining domestic and international perspectives, on Chinese urban issues
  • Addresses historical, contemporary and future practices of Chinese urban planning and construction
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This volume introduces and discusses the achievements and mechanisms of urban planning and construction in China from multiple professional perspectives, covering practices and processes ranging from ancient times to the present day. The book has 14 chapters, each addressing a specific Chinese urban planning and construction topic with examples and applications in various cities and regions, and each providing an all-around analysis of Chinese urban development issues at different scales, including government administrations, planning progresses, urban investments, social impacts and construction models. The book provides a comprehensive overview of urban planning and construction in China, especially its successful experiences in the historical period and modern era, which will greatly benefit scholars and readers who are interested in China, as well as urban planners, architects and historians.

 

The book is organized into 4 main parts. Part 1 focuses on "historical wisdom" to summarize ancient Chinese efforts to cope with nature and the environment. It interprets the unique wisdom of ancient Chinese cities related to regional design, water conservancy system, and urban districts. Part 2 presents the “transformation" of urban planning in China by learning from both the traditional value and western experiences based on several cases, such as the spatial development of Beijing and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei capital region, the preservation of Qingdao city, the urban community development and regeneration in Chongqing city. Part 3 explores the "green and eco-city" by looking towards the future, illustrating Chinese practices and efforts to build more sustainable cities, such as green and low-carbon city construction in Wuhan, healthy city planning and eco-cities construction in China. Part 4 prospects the “modern miracles” brought forth by technological innovation and economic growth, and introduces the newest planning trends in China, such as the E-commerce Taobao villages in China and the innovation districts in Beijing. It also explains the driving force of the "growth machine" of Suzhou city.

About the authors

Dr. Yan Tang is an associate professor at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She is an editor in charge of China city planning review, deputy secretary general of Urban Regeneration Committee of China Urban Planning Society, committee member of Urban Design Committee of Architectural Society of China, and committee member of Eco-city Committee and Resilient City Committee of Chinese Society for Urban Studies. She also works as the secretary of Architecture Discipline Appraisal Panel, Academic Degree Committee of the State Council of China. Her research interests include urban design and planning, urban regeneration, and urban and rural governance. She is a registered urban and rural planner in China, and her work always highlights the combination of research and practice.

 

Dr. Lanchun Bian is a professor at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is an executive director of China Urban Planning Society; a vice-chairman of Urban Design Committee, vice-chairman of Urban Regeneration Committee, and committee member of Historical and Cultural City Preservation of China Urban Planning Society, as well as the vice chairman of Beijing Urban Planning Society. He is also a committee member of the Expert Advisory Group of Beijing Historical and Cultural City Preservation. His interests mainly focus on urban design theory and practices, historical and cultural heritage preservation and residential planning. He has published five books and dozens of academic papers.

 

Dr. Zhenjiang Shen is a professor at the School of Environmental Design, Kanazawa University, Japan. He is a member of The Engineering Academy of Japan from 2018, whose research interests include smart city construction, policy-making support system for planning and design using GIS, VR & Information Communication Technology (ICT). He is a commission member of Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of International Cartographic Association (ICA), Research Committee on Information Systems Technology, Architecture Institure of Japan (AIJ), City Planning Institute of Japan (CPIJ) and also work as a joint member of Fudan University and PhD Instructor in Tsinghua University, China. Dr.Shen is Editor-in-chief of IRSPSD International (Indexed in SCOPUS, ESCI), editorial member of The AIJ Journal of Technology and Design (EI, SCOPUS) and editor of sub series of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, in Strategies for Sustainability, Springer.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Overview from Historical Wisdom to Modern Miracles: Experience from Chinese Urban Planning and Practices

    Pages 1-15

    Shen, Zhenjiang

  • “Regional Design” of the Ancient Chinese Capitals: A Case Study of Chang’an in Tang Dynasty

    Pages 19-35

    Guo, Lu

  • Looking into the Supergrid and Superblock Structure in Chinese Cities: Taking Xi’an and Nanjing as Examples

    Pages 37-62

    Chen, Xiaofei

  • Adaptative Resilience: Traditional Wisdom of the Mulan Weir Water Conservancy System in Song-Yuan Period

    Pages 63-85

    Zhang, Tianjie (et al.)

  • From Concentration to Decentralization: The Spatial Development of Beijing and the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Capital Region

    Pages 89-112

    Tang, Yan (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-65562-4
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Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65561-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Urban Planning and Construction
Book Subtitle
From Historical Wisdom to Modern Miracles
Editors
  • Lanchun Bian
  • Yan Tang
  • Zhenjiang Shen
Series Title
Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65562-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65562-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65561-7
Series ISSN
2522-8463
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 332
Number of Illustrations
132 b/w illustrations
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