Constructing Utopias: China’s Emerging Eco-cities

Feb 12, 2014

This paper studies three eco-new town projects in China: Dongdan Eco-city, Binhai Eco-city, and Qingdao Eco-block. The paper examines these eco-new towns through the lens of urbanism and utopianism, focusing on the relationship between place-making and social development.

keywords: utopia, dystopia, eco-city, model new town, architecture and social change

Zhongjie Lin (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Presented at: 
ARCC/EAAE 2014 International Conference on Architectural Research (Honolulu, HI)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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