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Postgraduate Thesis: Road to destruction: the impact of insensitive road planning to sensitive heritage sites, a case study ofthe heritage impact of Wenfeng Road Central in Anyang
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TitleRoad to destruction: the impact of insensitive road planning to sensitive heritage sites, a case study ofthe heritage impact of Wenfeng Road Central in Anyang
 
AuthorsLiu, Xiao
刘骁
 
Issue Date2011
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
AbstractSince Deng Xiaoping’s economic reform and liberalization policies in the 1980s, China has experienced accelerated economic development, and consequently, a high intensity of road planning and construction in many cities. Nevertheless, the protection of heritage site is not integrated as a component in road planning. As a result, many heritage buildings and structures have been demolished to make way for the roads, causing damage or destruction to those heritage sites. The lack of consideration for heritage buildings and structures in road planning, which leads to the destruction of these built heritages, is not unique to China in modern times. The examples cited in this dissertation illustrate that the development of road network has intensified after W.W.II, as such infrastructural development is critical to modern economic development. My home city, Anyang is experiencing the same “Road to Destruction”. As a prefecture-level city (地級市), Anyang is just starting to experience the intense economic and urban development that has already taken place in China’s first-tier cities (such as Beijing and Shanghai). The downside to this is that Anyang is repeating the “Road to Destruction” mistakes that have already been made (and sometimes corrected) by the first-tier cities. In this dissertation, I will elaborate on the case of Wenfeng Pagoda and Tianning Temple in my hometown to highlight such a mistake, which is on-going and, unfortunately, not likely to be corrected, with the aim of demonstrating the importance and urgent need for integrating heritage conservation with city planning.
 
DegreeMaster of Science in Conservation
 
SubjectHistoric buildings - China - Anyang Shi - Conservation and restoration.
Highway planning - China - Anyang Shi.
 
Dept/ProgramConservation
 
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xiao
 
dc.contributor.author刘骁
 
dc.date.hkucongregation2011
 
dc.date.issued2011
 
dc.description.abstractSince Deng Xiaoping’s economic reform and liberalization policies in the 1980s, China has experienced accelerated economic development, and consequently, a high intensity of road planning and construction in many cities. Nevertheless, the protection of heritage site is not integrated as a component in road planning. As a result, many heritage buildings and structures have been demolished to make way for the roads, causing damage or destruction to those heritage sites. The lack of consideration for heritage buildings and structures in road planning, which leads to the destruction of these built heritages, is not unique to China in modern times. The examples cited in this dissertation illustrate that the development of road network has intensified after W.W.II, as such infrastructural development is critical to modern economic development. My home city, Anyang is experiencing the same “Road to Destruction”. As a prefecture-level city (地級市), Anyang is just starting to experience the intense economic and urban development that has already taken place in China’s first-tier cities (such as Beijing and Shanghai). The downside to this is that Anyang is repeating the “Road to Destruction” mistakes that have already been made (and sometimes corrected) by the first-tier cities. In this dissertation, I will elaborate on the case of Wenfeng Pagoda and Tianning Temple in my hometown to highlight such a mistake, which is on-going and, unfortunately, not likely to be corrected, with the aim of demonstrating the importance and urgent need for integrating heritage conservation with city planning.
 
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version
 
dc.description.thesisdisciplineConservation
 
dc.description.thesislevelmaster's
 
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Conservation
 
dc.identifier.hkulb4796710
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)
 
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B47967109
 
dc.subject.lcshHistoric buildings - China - Anyang Shi - Conservation and restoration.
 
dc.subject.lcshHighway planning - China - Anyang Shi.
 
dc.titleRoad to destruction: the impact of insensitive road planning to sensitive heritage sites, a case study ofthe heritage impact of Wenfeng Road Central in Anyang
 
dc.typePG_Thesis
 
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