Space negotiation: An appropriate perspective for built environment research in rural-urban fringe of Chinese cities

Ying Xu, Hon Wan Edwin Chan, Bo Sin Tang

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Abstract

Since the economic reform, Chinese cities have subjected to unprecedented transformation in terms of physical image, land use pattern, spatial structure, as well as huge change of built-up area in rural-urban fringe. However, scholarly research on the rural-urban fringe tends to fall far behind its real development. The paper sheds light on the changes in the rural-urban fringe and discusses a suitable analytical perspective for its built environment research. Based on the examination of characteristics of rural-urban fringe and limitation of current research on built environment in the context of transitional China, it argues that the concept of space negotiation provides an appropriate focal point for built environment research in rural-urban fringe of Chinese cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2009
Pages179-186
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event1st International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2009 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Jun 20096 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference1st International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2009
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period5/06/096/06/09

Keywords

  • Chinese cities
  • Methodology
  • Rural-urban fringe
  • Space negotiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science(all)

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