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Walkable Cities in High Density China

Livable, Healthy and Sustainable

By (author) Lan Wang


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  • Explores the design innovation developed to create a 'walkable' environment in high-density cities - using Shanghai and Shenzhen as examples - showing how to make cities more liveable, healthier and friendlier, by making them walkable and overall more sustainable
  • The first outcome of the Joint Research Lab - an academic encounter between University IUAV of Venice and Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP)
Full Description

Modern Chinese cities, which have developed at a rapid speed and on a massive scale for about thirty years, are confronted with many challenges to becoming more livable, healthy and sustainable. Among a variety of design principles this book suggests that walkability is the fundamental principle to improving quality of life. A walkable city provides a convenient and comfortable walking and cycling environment for all local residents. This book attempts to explore the design innovation of creating a walkable city and to propose solutions within the high-density cities Shenzhen and Shanghai. Selected cases include an urban village in Shenzhen and the CBD and a workers’ community in Shanghai as different spatial examples to which to apply specific design strategies for a livable, healthy and sustainable city.

About the Author
Lan Wang is a Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University. She holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Urban Planning and Design from Tongji University. She attended University of Chicago, Illinois, for her PhD in Urban Planning and Policy. She has been the Assistant Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University since July 2014, and the Secretary General of the National Steering Committee of China Urban and Rural Planning Education since 2010. She is both a Senior Urban Development Specialist for Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Urban Regeneration Consultant for World Bank, and also serves as the Deputy Director of ADB-Tongji University Urban Knowledge Hub. Her current research interest includes healthy cities, urban regeneration, new town development and strategic planning in globalizing cities.
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Tongji University Press
26th Feb 2018
Paperback / softback
World excluding China
240 mm x 170 mm
244 Pages
255 color, 59 b&w
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