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Australia and China Perspectives on Urban Regeneration and Rural Revitalization

Raffaele Pernice

This edited volume reviews important contemporary issues through relevant case studies and research in China and Australia, such as the challenges posed by climate change, the development of eco-urban design, research on sustainable habitats and the relationship between ecology, green architecture and city regeneration, as well as, in general, the future of the city in the new millennium.

The authors represent a broad selection of international experts, young scholars and established academics who discuss themes related to urban-rural destruction and economic and spatial regeneration techniques, the sustainable reconversion of natural landscapes and eco-urban design in the context of the current evolution of architectural and urbanism practice. The book aims to explain the conditions in which the contemporary debate about urban regeneration and rural revitalisation has developed in Australia and China, presented by different theoretical and methodological perspectives. It also provides a multifaced and critical analysis of relevant case studies and urban experiences in Australia and China, focusing on environmental disruption, resized urban interventions and the need for more efficient and sustainable forms of regeneration and urban renewal practice in urban-rural contexts.

This book will be an invaluable resource for architects, planners, architectural and urban historians, geographers, and scholars interested in modern Australian and Chinese architecture and urbanism.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2024
  • Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032538945
  • Categories: Sustainability & Green DesignLandscapeAdaptive Reuse & Renovation

About the Author

Raffaele Pernice is an EU licenced Architect and Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism at UNSW Sydney, Australia. He holds a PhD in Architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo and an M.Arch from the University IUAV of Venice in Italy.

Bing Chen is a Senior Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), China. He is a chartered architect of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Praise for this book

When it comes to the business of urban and rural renewal, once we compare cases from vastly different contexts, we are surprised to realise how much commonality that we share, and how much we can learn from the differences. The scholarly value of this timely book lies in just that.

Xing Ruan, Professor, School of Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

By bringing together a collection of essays on urban and rural development strategies in Australia and China, this volume makes an important contribution to the research on more sustainable urbanization processes from major metropolitan areas to regional centres. Comparisons are drawn between both countries throughout the book, offering valuable insights into their distinct challenges and opportunities. Within its chapters, readers will discover a breadth of case studies and policy recommendations addressing issues related to social sustainability, cultural revitalization, and ecological restoration.

Duanfang Lu, Professor, School of Architecture, Design and Planning (ADP), the University of Sydney, Australia.

This significant collaboration between Australian and Chinese scholars offers profound findings on urbanisation and associated challenges. These in-depth comparative studies are full of insights. The book is an exemplar of grounded, engaged, and productive research collaborations. The perspectives from these studies shed lights on the vital issues of urban regeneration and rural vitalisation beyond these two countries. The skilful editorial intervention by editors, Raffaele Pernice, Bing Chen, Luciano Cardellicchio, produced a coherent book for urban studies research communities and planning professionals. It is a rich source of information for students interested in urbanisation and planning.

Fulong Wu, Bartlett Professor of Planning, UCL.

Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives and diverse case studies from Australia and China, this volume presents fresh and original accounts of how planners and built environment professionals engage in various forms of experimentation in urban regeneration and rural revitalization amidst emergent socio-economic challenges. The book is an important addition to the growing body of scholarship that promotes comparative approaches that depart from previous works, which tended to emphasize the exceptionalities of each country.

Cecilia L. Chu, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.