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Influential theories and works for contemporary Chinese urban planning and design (1920-2020)

Submission deadline: 25 May 2021
Special Issue Editors
Karine Dupre
Griffith University, Griffith University, Australia
Interests: Built Environment and Design; Architectural Design; Architectural Heritage and Conservation; Architectural History and Theory
Hing-Wah Chau
Victoria University, Australia
Interests: Sustainability and Built Environment; Architectural Design; Urban Design; Design for ageing and inclusive design; Design for health and wellbeing
Bixia Xu
Asia Pacific Agri-Corp (Projects) Pty Ltd, Australia
Interests: Urban and Environmental Planning
Special Issue Information

With a continuous fast pace urbanisation, China remains a fascinating venue of experimentations and research for architects, planners, urban designers and landscape architects alike. In the last two decades, many ‘star-architects’ have contributed to the erection of iconic structures that have become landmarks regionally but also internationally (see for example Zaha Hadid’s Cultural Complex in Changsha or Opera House in Guangzhou; Herzog & de Meuron Olympic Stadium in Beijing, etc). Yet, landmarks represent a very small part of the development of cities, megapolises and provinces; even more so in a country with such a large territory. It is timely therefore to examine the historical and theoretical influences, both nationally and internationally, that have contributed to shape contemporary Chinese urban planning and design.

Consequently, this Special Issue (SI) seeks original contributions that will reveal what theories, principles and works have underpinned the Chinese urban planning and design of the last 100 years (1920-2020). It also seeks to understand the historical concepts and practices in this field and how these have been transformed - or not- by internal and external factors, such as political reforms, globalisation and climate change. At last, this SI invites submissions reflecting on the transferability of contemporary Chinese urban planning and design theories and works to other geographical contexts.

Contemporary Chinese urban planning and design
Published Paper (7 Papers)

Dalian’s Urban Planning and Design in Evolution

Yang Liu, Karine Dupre, Xin Jin
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2021, 3(1), 1024

Influences of Russian Culture on Harbin’s Urban Planning from 1898 to 1931 and Conservation Recommendations

Shiran Geng, Hing-Wah Chau, Tian Wang, Se Yan
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2021, 3(1), 1030

Transformation and Reconstruction of Rural Area through Tourism Urbanization: A Case Study of Simatai Village, Beijing

Linlin Dai, Jiaming Fu, Xiao Rong, Dong Li, Ling Yang
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2021, 3(1), 1034
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Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism, Electronic ISSN: 2717-5626 Published by AccScience Publishing