Urban Transformation

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This paper argues that the complexity of urban development in Guangzhou after the period of China’s open and reform, from being a port city on the Southeastern coast to today’s competitive global city, its urban reform is highly influenced by the contribution of commercial and spatial development as political transformation significantly influence the cohesion of urban transformation in Guangzhou. Proposal While Hong Kong and Macao being the colony settlement of British and Portuguese, Guangzhou clear obtain some of the colonial value for these two settlements being one of the most important port city on the Southeastern region. Therefore, Guangzhou contains both Chinese characteristic and Western influence which is one of the most remarkable…show more content…
Or, to some extent, the above transformation witnessed the successful accomplishment that Guangzhou obtain, which is closely intertwined with Western culture, especially its geographical relation with Hong Kong and Macao. Furthermore, this essay intends to answer the following question: The appearance of social segregation is certainly not the by-product of urban transformation; however, does the Western culture afferent in Guangzhou enhance the dissemination separatism in of both social and spatial dimensions? What makes Guangzhou unique from other cities in Guangdong province? Does the urban planning facilitate, or prevent further economic growth accompany with social…show more content…
Firstly, the essay will focus on Chinese economic reform era where economic starts to take off in Guangzhou due to its rapid economic growth, advanced development in both urban facilities and infrastructure. Guangzhou is facing the exigent of urban renewal in order to sustain the sudden rise of city activities caused by the economic boom. In this session, Deng Chengri’s piece better suited to explain the institutional change and urban planning that take place during the late 70s era. Secondly, the focus point will be drawn on the spatial development which result in the appearance of social segregation with the influence on Western culture. Using the example of Shamin Island to illustrate the influence of Western culture in terms of architectural style and the idea of an invisible border. Therefore, using Werner Breitung’s piece in this session to strengthen the intertwined relationship between the city and the creation of border via physical architectural

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