TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (3): 364-371.

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Renewal Mode of Guangzhou Civil Financial Street

GUO Huan,LI Shijie,ZHOU Chunshan   

  1. (School of Geography and Planning,Sun Yat-Sen University,Guangzhou 510275,China)
  • Online:2015-06-05 Published:2015-06-05


The renewal of Guangzhou Civil Financial Street differs from other ones, most of which are driven by cultural tourism or creative industry. Based on deep interviews with government, firms, owners and other subjects, which were assisted by data analysis, the paper investigated the industry selection, model and effects of the renewal. It shows that civil financial industry brings along the renewal, which consists of environmental renewal, building emptying and industry injection, and it results in better environment, advanced function and protected cultural. Moreover, through analyzing problems of renewal driven by cultural tourism or creative industry, it suggests that other industries can also promote the renewal of historic districts.

Key words: historic district, urban renewal, industrial reconstruction, civil finance, Guangzhou