A City Is Born: An analytical investigation of Changsha’s urban development in the recent 100 years.
Proceedings of the 13th Space Syntax Symposium.
(pp. pp. 1-22).
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
In the past century, Changsha has experienced rapid urban growth with significant social
changes. This study aims to understand how the historical evolution of the city and the spatial
transformations it went through define temporal cause and causal relationships that can explain
the urban form. The study uses structural changes in the Chinese political system as intervening
variables and defines their social consequences under the view of Durkheimian solidarity.
Through spatial analysis of historical and current maps in chosen periods, this paper suggests an
interrelationship between top-down orders, social solidarities and economic movements which is
dialogic and differentiated in different evolution stages. While arguing that the current
Changsha’s spatial form sees a compromise between political and economic factors, the study
sets up the discussion which focuses on the historical aspects of the city core and provides
recommendations about how to alleviate its pressures for the future historical protection.
|Title:||A City Is Born: An analytical investigation of Changsha’s urban development in the recent 100 years|
|Event:||13th International Space Syntax Symposium|
|Dates:||20th-24th June 2022|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.|
|Keywords:||Urban Expansion, Solidarity, Movement, Old City|
|UCL classification:||UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
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