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Upcoming P2 presentation
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
16:45 – 17:45
Room BK-IZ Z

Qiyao Hu

Stay, live and participate: Towards a new urban regeneration model for ethnic enclaves in Chinese cities.
Guangzhou, China

Usually it are the high-end globalization processes, driven by big brands, big capital and high-quality resources, that gain attention during today’s continuous advancement of globalization.  Simultaneous, low-end globalization processes are easily overlooked by society. This latter phenomenon is accompanied by some tags, like low-quality goods, self-employed households and informal settlement and flows around some important global cities. For example, in Guangzhou, several African enclaves have been formed. These communities are isolated from the local social space due to cultural differences. This project attempts to explore the mechanism of such community formation and its current operation, through theoretical and empirical research. Final results will be in an urban regeneration model that emphasises on more public participation and a spatial perspective. The model can be used as an example for other Chinese cities to deal with similar issues.

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