SHAPING VIBRANT URBAN PLACES IN CHINESE INNER-CITY STATION AREAS

  • YEAR
    2014
  • AUTHORS
    Wang, Xialu
  • CATEGORIES
    2014 Conference Papers
    Simulation Prediction & Evaluation

Extract

Cities in China are embarked on ambitions plans to create renewed inner-city station areas, particularly evident after a series of redevelopment projects; these projects mainly focus on the develop-ment of transport infrastructures, rather than turning station areas into vibrant urban spaces. Therefore, a general lack of citizen’s daily activ-ities have turned these areas into urban ‘enclaves’, which are merely transport nodes with interior spaces only used by travellers, rather en-closed and segregated from their surroundings. Through the study of the spatial characters of Beijing West station area, a typical project model in Chinese urban context, this paper aims to clearly reveal the spatial failures of Chinese problematic. Conclusions are three recom-mendations for future redevelopments to improve urban vitality of in-ner-city station areas in China.

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