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.
10,200 in district scale
63.57 ha (0.6357 km²)
The need to improve poor facilities in historic buildings
Social and economic recession
2006 – on-going
International, National and Local regulation.
The sub-district office [leading partner]
University of Pennsylvania (U.S.A.)
 UPenn/Tongji/WHITRAP Summer Fieldwork
 The local traditional residential houses and industrial constructions, which cover 11 neighbourhoods in total, were included into the Conservation List of Shanghai Historic Neighbourhoods.
Ron Van Oers