1st Edition

Urban Regeneration in China Institutional Innovation in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Shanghai

By Yan Tang, Dong Yang Copyright 2022
    222 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    222 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. Introduction: Urban Regeneration in China in the Modern Era  2. The Institutional Innovation of Urban Regeneration from an Asian Perspective  3. The Evolution of Urban Regeneration in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Shanghai  4. Urban Regeneration Policies and Regulations  in the Three Cities  5. Development of Urban Regeneration Institutional Systems in the Three Cities  6. Spatial Management and Control of Urban Regeneration in the Three Cities  7. Urban Regeneration Implementation Paths in the Three Cities  8. Urban Regeneration Fulfillment and Experiences in the Three Cities  9. Critical Elements and Future Development of Institutional Innovations in Urban Regeneration in China


    Yan TANG is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, China. Her research interests include urban design and planning, urban regeneration, and urban and rural governance.

    Dong YANG is an urban planner at the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University, China. His research interests are urban design, urban regeneration, and cultural heritage conservation.