From Design to Management _ Task Shift of Architects in Urban Regeneration Process


The regeneration of old urban villages in China has entered a new stage. The past patterns of redevelopment of these areas caused many problems such as culture loss, social segregation, urban space fragmentation and over-exploitation. It is more and more agreed that the old urban village areas with long city history and complicated property relationships need small-scale and gradual regeneration. By analyzing the 'Community Empowerment' cases in Taiwan, it proves that the method of community empowerment really helps to avoid the past problems and achieve sustainable redevelopment. So can the mainland of China learn from these cases in the realm of old urban villages regeneration? In the following part of this article, the key successful points of Taiwan cases and mainland urban village characteristics are combined together to make a feasible process set that both embodies the spirit of community empowerment and fits the mainland condition. Generally, the set includes three-stages implementation with a five-party platform: the government departments, neighborhood administrators, community empowerment organizations, the capital and professionals. Finally, the process set of Nanjing Xiaoxihu Community area is designed as an example to show how the proposed community empowerment set is formed and operated. With this feasible set, public participation and sustainable regeneration is hopefully to be achieved in the vast cities of China.

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Jia Dong, Southeast University, China

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Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Social Sustainability & Sustainable Living

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