Journal Article Regeneration of Historic Area with Social Orientation:Investigation and Analysis of Three Historic Areas in Beijing

Yang, Shi  ,  Lanchun, Bian

Under the research framework of changes in morphology, as well as social structure in historic areas in Beijing, this study carries out investigation and quantitative analysis on living space and social and economic problems in Shichahai, Xisibei and Nanluoguxiang, and conducts a sample analysis on typical courtyards. Scholars from different fields analyzed issues of social space reconstruction and cultural value protection from the perspectives of political and economic factors and cultural heritage protection and explores strategies for traditional courtyard improvement from the perspectives of physical space and public policy, though the tracking investigation and empirical analysis on the regeneration of traditional courtyards regarding social orientation is quite limited. In this paper the author analyzes social problems existing in physical and social space changes and explored sustainable regeneration strategies for traditional courtyards with social orientation, in Beijing, employing literature research, sampling investigation, participatory observation, in-depth interview and reconnaissance mapping methods.

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