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Schermafdruk 2017 09 23 22.31.04Urbanization in China is an on-going process that leads to formation and transformation of city regions with large numbers of migrants. At the same time, cities are ageing, so too are the populations who inhabit them. The objective of this project is to devise innovative solutions to the challenges facing cities that arise from the interplay of ageing urban environments and ageing populations, in the context of urbanization and migration. It will identify ways of planning to more effectively integrate the physical character of cities with social issues to create healthier, more liveable, and more inclusive places – and provide new models of city development that promote ‘people-centred urbanization’. This will mean real and material improvement to the lives of not only vulnerable groups such as seniors and migrants but all city-dwellers. What are effective planning and design strategies that could ultimately move Chinese cities towards a more inclusive, liveable and vital scenario? Answers to this question may vary between cities, which are at different stages of industrial and urban development. A good understanding on correlations among socio-economic conditions, urban form and governance can help unlock the question. Generally speaking, Chinese cities are experiencing a paradigm shift on urban development, focusing more and more on regeneration of existing built-up areas than construction of new towns/districts. Urban regeneration is therefore playing an increasingly important role in reshaping spatial structures at the city-regional level and urban form at the neighbourhood level. It brings opportunities to improve liveability and . . . . . read more

Photo - Yazhi Xiao, TU Delft master thesis, 2015.

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