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Shanghai: Urban Planning Styles in Evolution.

Emergence of a “Harmonious Urbanisation”?
Nicolas Douay
p. 16-25


Since the 1950s, Shanghai has undergone major changes, reflected in the practice of urban planning, which has been influenced by different Western theories. Strategic and collaborative currents as well as the concept of sustainable development have helped reformulate urban planning styles. Does this renewal mean the emergence of an original model of Chinese urban planning, notably with the concept of harmonious urbanisation?

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Nicolas Douay, « Shanghai: Urban Planning Styles in Evolution. », China Perspectives [Online], 2008/4 | 2008, Online since 01 December 2011, connection on 28 April 2017. URL :

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