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[Introduction to the thesis and scope of the study.]
[This chapter takes a review of the urban development of Beijing during the twentieth century in three stages: first, before the founding of the People’s Republic of China (1900–1949); second, during the period of the planned economy (1949–1979); and third, during the transformation towards the...
[This chapter attempts a brief review of the most important theories about physical and social urban structure and mainly explore the extent to which existing studies and methods may be used to support the analysis used in my study of Beijing.]
[This chapter investigates the reasons why Beijing’s redevelopment of the traditional residential districts has caused serious damage to its Old City. It is argued that the decline of the courtyard house is mainly due to the municipal government’s policy during the period of planned economy....
[This chapter searches for a solution to protect Beijing’s courtyard houses and its Old City. It begins with an economic analysis of the redevelopment projects in the Old City, and then analyzes the conflict between the protection of the Old City and the keen competition for land in the old city...
[This chapter describes the features of the “work-unit” compound, the typical residence prevalent in Beijing during the era of the planned economy, and to analyze its problems after China changed to a market economy. It is argued that with the transformation to a market economy, the homogeneous...
[This chapter shows that Beijing’s housing has been characterized since the mid 1990s by a new phenomenon: residential segregation. It begins with an overview of the housing development that has taken place in Beijing after China transferred to a market economy, and then shows the impacts of...
[This chapter searches for solutions for improving the housing security schemes and reducing the residential segregation. It first evaluates the affordability of housing in Beijing, and then analyzes the problems faced by families on low incomes in respect of Beijing’s “low-rent housing” and...
[This chapter draws conclusions from the evidence which has been put forward in the previous chapters, and also offers some suggestions for future research in this area.]
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