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Balancing Development and Heritage Scapes: Can New Kinds of Creative Industry Save the Lilongs of Shanghai?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Andrew Law

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Abstract

This article makes a claim for a new kind of critical urban conservation position; the article explores the growing demolition of the old quarters of contemporary Chinese cities; specifically it is argued that whilst demolition appears like a quick way to free up economic dividends from the land, developers and place-makers are missing out on a whole world of hidden social, cultural and economic potential. Unpacking this position, I explore the actual practical and economic alternatives that exist within China’s older quarters; focusing in on Shanghai's Lilong's I explore the possibilities of intangible economic heritage within these rich and interesting spaces.


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Author(s): Law A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Intertrade

Year: 2012

Volume: 11

Issue: 371

Pages: 4-13

Print publication date: 01/11/2012

ISSN (print): 1002-5030

Publisher: International Trade Research Institute

URL: .www.itrade.org.cn


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