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Emancipatory Urbanization

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On the Independence of Mountain Territories in relation to Mega – City clusters: A Transect Approach

Dan Narita (Author)


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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736975170
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736965171
Language English
Page Number 350
Lamination of Cover matt
Edition 1.
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Venedig
Publication Date 2021-11-01
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Geographie
Architecture and civil engineering
Urban planning
Regional planning
Keywords Emancipation, urbanization, urbanism, urban design, urban planning, cities, sustainability, resilience, China, Greater Bay Area, ecology, natural resources, livelihoods, urban, rural, rurban, research by design, transect, multifunctional landscape, territories, marginality, mountains, regional design, mega-city, urban networks, urban corridors, sustainable development goals, social welfare infrastructure, green infrastructure, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Hakka culture, agriculture, tourism, top-down, bottom up urbanization, garden city, productive landscapes, ecosystem, environmental restoration, transformation, in-between territory, Emanzipation, Urbanisierung, Urbanismus, Städtebau, Stadtplanung, Städte, Nachhaltigkeit, Resilienz, China, Greater Bay Area, Ökologie, natürliche Ressourcen, Lebensgrundlagen, urban, ländlich, rurban, Research by Design, Transect, multifunktionale Landschaft, Territorien, Marginalität, Berge, regionales Design, Mega-City, Urbane Netzwerke, Städtische Korridore, Nachhaltige Entwicklungsziele, Soziale Infrastruktur, Grüne Infrastruktur, Guangdong, Hongkong, Hakka-Kultur, Landwirtschaft, Tourismus, Top-Down, Bottom-Up Urbanisierung, Gartenstadt, Produktive Landschaften, Ökosystem, Wiederherstellung der Umwelt, Transformation, Zwischengebiet
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Peripheral mountain territories are often a critical backbone resource for metropolitan areas. Redefined relationships can catalyze new synergies for urbanization and alternative livelihood strategies. The overdevelopment of the South-East coastal cities in Greater China has caused environmental degradation, unbalanced economic growth, and acute social disparities between the developed Pearl River Delta and the remote mountain territories in Guangdong Province. In this book, the Dongjiang River Basin in Guangdong is taken as a laboratory for alternative and bottom up urbanization scenarios. Opportunities are presented for micro-economic scenarios, livelihood diversification and the development of rural-urban habitats located in the hinterland of the coastal zone. The rediscovery of ancient mountain territories as a productive resource is emphasized for a new phase of urbanization. Overshadowed by the dominance of global city networks – liveable cities responsive to climate change, conscious of the scarcity of resources, and aware of widening social inequalities, may not be found in densely populated urban areas. The underestimated potential of mountain territories with dispersed settlement structures are proposed as an alternative people-oriented urbanity.