Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Geography and Geology
The Chinese city faces a crisis. As development on a scale unprecedented in human history consumes this country, little care is being taken to ensure the survival of age-old traditions and the concrete principles that accompany those traditions. Western ideas seep into the country, and this produces an effect of imbalance [see Figure A]. This imbalance is not only cultural but is accompanied with all of the derivatives pertaining thereto: physical disharmony, economic imbalance, environmental unsustainability. Considering this, what needs to change within the contemporary Chinese city? To this question one must answer that the fundamental bases which underlie the myriad forms of development need to change.
Armbruster, Andrew, "Chinese City Design: Searching History in Order to Find a Balanced and Sustainable Future" (2005). Senior Honors Theses. 24.