RURAL URBANISM | Productive Linkages
Baima Town & Zhujiabian Village, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
MIT-SEU IAP Workshop | 01/2016 |
Advisor: Prof. Adele Santos, Prof. Rafi
Teammate: Zain Karsan, Luisa de Lucena Schettino, David Eli Vega-Barachowitz, Samuel Raphael Schneider
The research focuses on the rural-urban fringe balancing the development of a small town closed to Nanjing Metropolitans. It looks at the communities in contrast to the large cities of the past decades. The aim of the effort is to find alternative models of rural urbanization that support common prosperity and stability alongside sustainability and livability. It argues that besides pushing its people to leave the villages and clusters, whether there is a better way to enhance the mobility and environmental quality so that villagers can benefit from the outlet of industry development from urbanization as well as live still.