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Village in the City - Asian Variations of Urbanisms of Inclusion

Village in the City - Asian Variations of Urbanisms of Inclusion

By (author) Bruno De Meulder
By (author) Kelly Shannon
By (author) Yanliu Lin


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  • A comprehensive overview on an urbanisation process particular to China
  • Presents original essays by experts from Asia and Europe
Full Description
Village in the City investigates an equally specific and spectacular urbanisation process that many regions in China have been undergoing during the past two decades. The massive scale and the unprecedented speed of this process imply an incredible multiplicity of "villages in the city". As such there are as many counter figures as there are "regular" and "normalised" urban environments that engulf these villages. Village in the City opens a window on recent research on the dynamic transformation processes villages in China are undergoing to become (parts of) cities, and contextualises this specific contemporary Chinese phenomenon in a comparative perspective for all of Asia, i.e. including India, South East Asia, and China. And it situates this development also in the history of urbanisms of inclusion.
About the Author
Kelly Shannon is a professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (Norway). Bruno De Meulder is professor for urbanism at the University of Leuven (Belgium). Yanliu Lin works as a postdoc researcher at the department of geography at University of Utrecht (Netherlands). Their Research Group Urbanism and Architecture at the University of Leuven seeks innovative interplays of landscape, infrastructure and urbanisation that respond to contemporary challenges, while critically evaluating the performance and capacity of existing contexts.
Park Books
25th Jul 2014
Paperback / softback
250 mm x 150 mm
132 Pages
100 color, 40 b&w
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