Planing the historic city 1946-2000
14. März 2018 Ort:   Tongji University, Siping-Campus, The Building 129,Tongji University Museum, 1st floor Veranstalter: Tongji University Museum

 

Introduction

WHITRAP(Shanghai) will hold a exhibition "Twenty-two Cities- Planning for Historical City 1946-2000“ at the Tongji University Museum.

The exhibition was hosted by Tongji University, organized by WHITRAP (Shanghai) and Tongji University Museum, supported by Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning Design Institute. This exhibition is based on a previous one organized in Italy within Milano Triennale Architettura conceived by Professor Benno Albrecht and Professor Anna Magrin. The exhibition presents 22 Master Plans of prestigious historical cities across the world, from Bologna to Chester, from Baghdad to Cusco, and from Pingyao to Rome detailing the evolution of the field of urban conservation. 

 

 

Background

Safeguard, conservationand regeneration of historic urban areas were the driving principles sustainingthe long and multifaceted collective research that transformed the approach tothe city on a global scale. It was an unprecedented vision, which recognizedthe need for conservation of certain parts of the city as an essentialcondition to maintain the cultural coherence of the territory and of society. 

Operationalplanning schemes for extant cities proposed in Italy from the 1950s and 1960sserved as model for Europe and the rest of world and were adopted and developedby international institutions from the 1970s to the 1990s.

The effort to conserve historic centers highlights a global andexceptionally topical aspect, which concerns the value of the entire inhabitedsetting: the conservation of the physical past can still act as a workshop forenvironmental reconstruction. 

 

Information

Time: 14th, March  - 5th, April, 2018

Venue: 1st floor of Tongji University Museum, The Building 129, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, China

Opening ceremony: 12:30 pm on March 14, 2018; 1st floor of Tongji University Museum

 

 

 

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