Rehabilitating the Old City of Beijing: A Project in the Ju'er Hutong Neighbourhood

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UBC Press, 1999 - 239 pages
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Seventy years of revolution and turmoil have had a severe impact on the miraculous ancient urban form of Beijing, but economic growth since the early 1990s has threatened to deal the coup de grace. In Rehabilitating the Old City of Beijing, Wu Liangyong presents an impassioned plea to turn the tide of demolition and offers a new direction for the planning and development of China's capital. His project for the renewal of the Ju'er Hutong (Chrysanthemum Lane) neighbourhood in the heart of Beijing's Old City takes pride of place in this book. A thoughtful analysis of those aspects of the ancient capital's features, which the project aims to respect and conserve, is followed by a detailed account of the design and development process of the project itself.

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Wu Liangyong is a professor at Tshinghua University's School of Architecture and a member of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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