Spatial and Social Assessment of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods Undergoing Change: A Case Study of a Large Scale Resettlement Neighborhood in South Jiangsu Province

Ying Chang*, Jing Lu, Xiaonan Zhang

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This paper reports the preliminary findings from fieldwork in a large resettlement neighbourhood of landless farmers where the total population has grown to five times its original size. The assessment includes a consideration of the demographic, household and family structure of the community, the physical condition and issues of the neighbourhood, neighbourhood attachment and interaction, sense of community and community activity, the existing administrative and management structure and other related issues. The conclusion shows that quality of public open space is a crucial factor in developing a more flourishing neighbourhood life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoJournal Library
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameGeoJournal Library
ISSN (Print)0924-5499
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0072


  • Community
  • Public space
  • Resettlement neighbourhood

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