Urban Street Reconstruction with Cultural Consideration-Research and Case Studies

Apart from meeting traffic needs, urban streets should take on other functions as well, such as providing space for leisure time, creating landscape and delivering the historical and cultural information especially for cities of rich culture and long history, so as to serve the urban residents well while keeping the integrity of urban culture and history in the meantime. China is a country with long urban history and rich cultures, and different cities have their own unique historical and cultural characteristics. However, cultural protection is not taken seriously in urban street design or reconstruction in China, which does pose a possible or even great threat to the preservation of urban historical and cultural relics here. Therefore, considering cultural protection in urban street design or reconstruction is of great significance. That is the theme of the present paper, which focuses upon the key aspects of urban street design or reconstruction in view of cultural protection and expression realized by setting symbolic cultural statues and steles, optimizing cross sections, etc. For illustration, a detailed case study in Nanjing is presented herein.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: 3rd Urban Street Symposium: Uptown, Downtown, or Small Town: Designing Urban Streets That Work, June 24-27, 2007, Seattle, Washington

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  • Accession Number: 01091758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2008 3:20PM