TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (4): 463-470.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002717

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Special Case of the Localization of Western Residential District Planning Theory in New China: Huaqiaoxincun, Guangzhou

WANG Min,YUAN Zhenjie,ZHAO Meiting   

  1. (School of Geography Science,South China Normal University,Guangzhou 510631,China)
  • Online:2015-07-03 Published:2015-07-03


A pivotal transition of the history of urban planning in China occurred in the early days of the PRC. This paper aims to analyze the dialogue between Chinese and Western planning theories through conducting a case study of Huaqiaoxincun (Overseas Chinese New Residential Quarter) in Guangzhou. Huaqiaoxincun is the first private residential district in socialism China, representing the characters of modern residential district which was different from other worker residential districts in the same historical period. We argue that the distinctiveness of Huaqiaoxincun in the history of urban planning in China should be emphasized. This paper contributes to the discussion of the history of urban planning in China, presenting a case study that articulates the fusion of the Chinese and Western theories and thoughts in residential district planning.

Key words: residential district planning, planning theory, localization, Huaqiaoxincun, Guangzhou