Village in the City

Village in the City

Investigating the spectacular process of urbanization in China.



Title Information

Edited by Bruno de Meulder, Yanliu Lin, Kelly Shannon

1st edition

, 2014


168 pages, 206 color and 5 b/w illustrations and graphics

22.5 x 22.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-906027-27-2

UFO: Explorations of Urbanism 4


Village in the City looks at how villages become engulfed in urban centers as the population and geographic parameters of cities grow. Offering a comparative analysis of how this process occurs throughout Asia, with special attention to Chinese cities, this volume presents case studies focusing on Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Wuhan. Academics and practicing architects from Europe and Asia contribute essays that examine the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion in Chinese urbanism, migrant residents in urban centers, and urban renewal. Far-ranging and rigorous, these original essays are supplemented by over one hundred images.


Also published in the UFO:Explorations of Urbanism series:

Water Urbanisms East

Water and Asphalt

Authors & Editors

Cecilie Andersson

Edwin Hon-wan Chan

Lennon H.T. Choy

Pu Hao

Jingyuan Hu

Quanle Huang

Yani Lai

Bin Li

Tao Li

Yanliu Lin

Robert Mangurian

Bruno de Meulder

 is professor in the Department of Architecture, Urbanism, and Planning at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

Sabine Rabe

Mary-Ann Ray

Stefanie Ruff

Kelly Shannon

 is professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Antje Stokman

Xin Su

Urbanus Research Bureau (URB)

Shifu Wang

Cheng Wei

Pei-Chun Wen

Jun Wu

Kongjian Yu