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Title Villages in the city : a guide to South China's informal settlements / edited by Stefan Al ; contributing editors: Paul Chu Hoi Shan, Claudia Juhre, Ivan Valin, and Casey Wang
Published ©20
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (x, 203 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contributors""; ""Introduction""; ""The City in between the Villages""; ""The Beginning of the End: Planning the Destruction of Guangzhouâ€?s Urban Villages""; ""City-in-the-Village: Huanggang and Chinaâ€?s Urban Renewal""; ""A Village by the Special Economic Zone: The Dafen Paradigm of Chinaâ€?s Urbanization""; ""Village-in-the-City as a Sustainable Form of Social Housing Communities for China: A Tale of Four Villages in Shenzhen""; ""The Big Picture""; ""Xiasha Village ä??æ²?æ??""; ""Dafen Village å? æ??""; ""Gangxia Village å??å»?æ??""
Summary Urban villages are a unique phenomenon that shows an interesting side of urban and demographic change in China. This book argues for the value of urban villages as places. To reveal their qualities, a series of drawings and photographs uncovers the immense concentration of social life in their dense structures and provides a peek into residents' homes and daily lives. Organized in a guidebook fashion and lavishly illustrated, the book embodies a different type of scholarly work that is accessible to general readers. Essays written from the disciplines of urban planning, geography and architect
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Urbanization -- China -- Pearl River Delta
Sociology, Urban -- China -- Pearl River Delta
Cities and towns -- China -- Pearl River Delta
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
ARCHITECTURE -- Urban & Land Use Planning.
Cities and towns
Sociology, Urban
Städer -- Kina.
China -- Pearl River Delta
Kanton Stadt
Form Electronic book
Author Al, Stefan, editor.
ISBN 9789888268399