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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.8 P.1386~1395

10.1631/jzus.2006.A1386


Socioeconomic impact of urban redevelopment in inner city of Ningbo


Author(s):  BACHOUR Bachir, DONG Wei

Affiliation(s):  Department of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

Corresponding email(s):   bachirbb@yahoo.com

Key Words:  Urban redevelopment, Housing reform, Neighborhood, Urban structure, Socioeconomic, Social interaction


BACHOUR Bachir, DONG Wei. Socioeconomic impact of urban redevelopment in inner city of Ningbo[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(8): 1386~1395.

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Abstract: 
Since market-oriented economy reform, China has experienced significant changes in urban landscapes and the internal structure of cities. Housing marketization provides an opportunity for households to choose their residences. However, not all households benefit equally from residential relocation. Residential relocation in urban China has relatively strong association with the household’s position within the spectrum from state redistribution to market reward than with life cycles and consequent adjustment of housing demand, which are the primary reasons for residential mobility in a mature market. In this research we focused on social aspects, mainly relating to the impact of urban redevelopment in inner city of Ningbo and the resultant potential housing problem. This research is based on a questionnaire survey that was conducted in three neighborhoods redeveloped at different time periods in the past fifteen years. The findings suggest that new strategy of redevelopment of the integrated environment of the old city while still improving the living condition for its residents can be heard due to the efforts of many people at various positions. Yet, many things need to be done to change people’s ideas: information and education through newspapers, academic discussions through academic journals, conferences, and reports to decision makers.

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