Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Biyun Zhou; Lan Yu , pp. 68. DSN/School of Planning and Media Design, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Biyun Zhou, Lan Yu,
Titel / Title: The Compact City Form - Case Study of Shenzhen
Abstrakt Abstract:

The Compact city is becoming a popular urban development form used frequently in planning literature around the world, especially in Europe. In this paper, we analyze different views upon the compact city concept from different scholars and planners. According to this literature, we consider that the compact city can be characterized by high density in settlements and activities, multiple land use and an efficient public transport system. In the empirical part, we analyze why and how the city of Amsterdam has been implementing the compact city strategy, seen as a forerunner in this area, so that we can learn some experience from it. In our case of the Chinese metropolitan city – Shenzhen, we go through its planning phases from the emerging phase in 1979 to polycentric phase in 2007, and analyze its current challenges, such as lack of land resource, unbalanced development and car-oriented situation. Then we consider that the “decentralized concentration” model is a suitable way to apply the compact city idea in future urban planning. In order to achieve the main factors of compact city form, urban regeneration should be carried out within the existing urban area. Other complementary measures that we propose are improving public transport system and encouraging cycling.

Ämnesord / Subject: Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Regional Planning

Nyckelord / Keywords: compact city, Amsterdam, Shenzhen

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8kcky3
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Fysisk planering/Masters programme in European Spatial Planning
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/30/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Jan-Evert Nilsson
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Emmelin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: DSN/School of Planning and Media Design

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I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Blekinge Institute of Technology

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