Shanghai, CHINA

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Following the adverse urban redevelopment projects in Shanghai, traditional neighborhoods of the Hongkou district were introduced to the HUL for conserving the elaborate history of local development. Incorporating public participation and various stakeholders within the local development projects yielded new steps for the continuity of this historic urban landscape.

POPULATION

10,200 in district scale

LAND AREA

63.57 ha (0.6357 km²)

KEY CHALLENGES

The need to improve poor facilities in historic buildings

Social and economic recession

Urban redevelopment

TIMELINE

2006 – on-going

HERITAGE PROTECTION

International, National and Local regulation.

MAIN PARTNERS

The sub-district office [leading partner]

WHITRAP

University of Pennsylvania (U.S.A.)

MAIN ACTIVITIES

[2014] UPenn/Tongji/WHITRAP Summer Fieldwork

[2016] The local traditional residential houses and industrial constructions, which cover 11 neighbourhoods in total, were included into the Conservation List of Shanghai Historic Neighbourhoods.

MAIN RESOURCES

law-book1UPENN-WHITRAP Summer Programme Report – Cluster of 8 lilong along the Hongkou River Pilot Site

settings WHITRAP Pilot Cities in China

open-magazine The HUL Guidebook: A practical guide to UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (2016) 

COMMUNITY

Junlie Chen

Juliana Forero

Harry den Hartog

Richard Hsu

Jianzhong Li

Yannin Li

Huachen Shao

Ron Van Oers

Lin Wang

Xi Wang

Shuang Wu

Fred Young

Sarah Blitzer

Jennifer Carr

Caroline S. Cheong

Mary Feitz

Erin Guerra

Kira Hibbert

Amanda Mazie

Marie Suvansin

Audrey R. von Aherns

Donovan Rypkema

Catherine Blair Winter

 

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