Urban Cultural Route: New Idea for Urban Community Renewal - Case Study on Yuzhong District in Chongqing
Under the rapid development of urban modernization, old residential communities in big cities are facing the trends of disintegration of social relationships and crisis of community culture. By introducing the concept of " Cultural Route " which is a new type of world historical heritage in recent years, taking its implication of " cross-regional, historicity, culture, dynamic and linear " as use for reference, and applying it to research of old residential communities renewal which full with spatial characteristics of "island" and "marginalized", this paper attempts to make use of concept “Cultural Route" to find local historical cultural resources in Yuzhong district, city center of Chongqing, and to form the “City Cultural Route" with properties of local life and urban tourism. The paper uses the way of case study, site survey, data analysis and finally concludes a new method to revive existing old communities in Chongqing.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
L. Huang et al., "Urban Cultural Route: New Idea for Urban Community Renewal - Case Study on Yuzhong District in Chongqing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 1749-1755, 2011