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From Plan to Practice: The Revival of Pingtian Village in Songyang County of Zhejiang Province in China

Na Sun1 Deyin Luo2* Wen Tang2
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1 Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute, Beijing 100085, China
2 School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2022, 4(2), 177
Submitted: 23 August 2022 | Accepted: 22 December 2022 | Published: 29 December 2022
© 2022 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC-by the license) ( )

Pingtian Village is located in the northern mountainous area of Songyang County in the southwest of Zhejiang Province, China. It was a typical hollow village since most of its villagers had been out to find jobs elsewhere. Pingtian Village was included in the list of Chinese Traditional Villages in 2014. This small mountainous village, which has almost been forgotten in the urbanization development, has seized the historical opportunity of conservation and renovation of traditional villages and changed its development direction. After several years of planning and construction, Pingtian Village revitalized with new momentum of development. 

rural revitalization
traditional village
cluster design

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