Building Shanghai - Challenges and opportunities in an incomparably dynamic setting

Denison, Edward and Yu, Ren Guang (2005) Building Shanghai - Challenges and opportunities in an incomparably dynamic setting. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The task of managing dynamic change is always a complex, multi-faceted process, but in environments facing unparalleled transformation, this process becomes intractable. Establishing the right tools to help define and safeguard threatened urban heritage and its setting in the context of Shanghai’s growth over the past decade, which reflects one of the most intense urban transformations in history, presents many exceptional challenges and opportunities. This paper aims to provide an overview of the evolution of Shanghai’s inimitable character and its unique setting. It has been extracted from a far more detailed analysis of its physical development that will be available in the form of an international publication in 2006. The purpose of this broader study has been to help define Shanghai’s physical heritage and thereby contribute to supporting its preservation through this current period of dynamic change. Lessons learned from this exercise can help establish a practical framework and appropriate tools which can be used in comparable urban environments for similar purposes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Denison, EdwardUNSPECIFIED
Yu, Ren GuangUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: towns; urban areas; urban development; urban evolution; historical surveys; modernization; conservation; setting
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
D.URBANISM > 01. Generalities
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 26. Historical surveys
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 26. Habitations urbaines
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Shanghai, China
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 07:51
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/375

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