Urbanization and Locality

Strengthening Identity and Sustainability by Site-Specific Planning and Design

  • Fang Wang
  • Martin Prominski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. New Trends: Bridges Between People and Place in Urbanization Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fang Wang, Wei Li, Yang Liu, Hongru Cai
      Pages 27-54
    3. Changchun Feng, Zhuyun Xiao, Haojing Shen, Lei Zhang
      Pages 55-73
    4. Annette Rudolph-Cleff
      Pages 75-94
    5. Hao Long, Jiayang Li, Feng Lu, Dongzhu Chu
      Pages 95-109
  3. New Strategies: Locality Preservation and Development in Urbanization Processes

  4. New Explorations: Site-Specific Planning and Design in the Context of Urbanization

About this book


Based on a discussion of conflicts in the urbanization process, this book provides theoretical and practical solutions for the preservation and development of urban localities. On the basis of informative case studies, it reveals the similarities and unique aspects of urbanization in Germany and China. The process of urban growth and the future trend of locality and urbanization are also examined. The book gathers contributions from architects, landscape designers, environmental engineers, urban planners and geographers, who analyze urban issues from their individual perspectives and provide methods for preserving and developing urban localities. As such, it expresses responses to urban development trends against the backdrop of sustainability in the 21st century.


Locality Preservation and Development Site-specific Planning and Design Sustainability Urban Landscape Urbanization

Editors and affiliations

  • Fang Wang
    • 1
  • Martin Prominski
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Architecture and Landscape ArchitecturePeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Leibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany

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