Patrimoine architectural à Suzhou et à Shanghai

Conférence de Giulio Verdini et de Wang Yiwen1 sur le thème: “Bridging the gap between conservation and community: evidence from two cases in Suzhou and Shanghai”.y, based in Suzhou, involved in joint research projects in China.

Comprehensive redevelopment of brownfield sites involving a large amount of demolition has been a common phenomenon occurring in many Chinese cities. Recently the embedded economic value of historical structures and places has been brought to the attention of many local authorities after some pioneer conservation projects attained success in generating high financial returns. Undeniably, in the vast majority of cases, heritage-led regeneration projects in China are undertaken with the aim of exploiting the economic potential of historic buildings, sites and cities. What have been often ignored in the decision-making process of heritage conservation as well as designation, however, are the social values attached to a historic place and/or the social costs paid to transforming the place.

This talk will share some observations on the disconnected relationship between the new conservation practice and stakeholder communities in China. It will present two study cases in Suzhou and Shanghai that exemplify the dissonant voices of the general public about what constitutes heritage, and for what and whom we conserve.

  • Dr. Giulio VERDINI, urban planner and PhD in Regional Economics from the University of Ferrara, is specialized in the management of the urban growth in emerging countries.
  • Dr. WANG Yiwen, PhD in Architecture from the University of Nottingham, is specialized in post-war heritage conservation.

They are both lecturers at the Department of Urban Planning of Design of the Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool Universit


jeudi 11 juillet 2013, 14h-16h


EHESS, CECMC, salle 681


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Frédéric Obringer (2013, 8 juillet). Patrimoine architectural à Suzhou et à Shanghai. Carnets du Centre Chine (CNRS/EHESS). Consulté le 24 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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Frédéric Obringer

CNRS. Directeur du laboratoire (UMR 8173) Chine, Corée, Japon (CNRS-EHESS)

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