The book is the first to define the meaning and components of the grid and apply it in Chinese planning history. It provides a fresh methodology, pushing the boundary of planning by this new practical tool for planners and governors and new perspective for the architecture and city planning faculties. From graphs to rules, from facts to in-depth analysis, this book focuses on the tool of urban planning, the grid, with thoughtful organization of knowledge from Chinese history, architecture and city planning discipline, providing knowledge along with politics, military, customs, mysterious Fengshui theories and astrology beliefs. Moreover, the book proved the link between grids and social aims, discussing each kind of aim by thoughtful organization of data collected from 301 prefecture cities, unfolding the powers propelling the city formation and shedding light on what shaped our cities today.
keeps a passion for academic researches in city planning and green buildings. He gained Phd in Spatial Planning and Urban Development from Politecnico di Milano, where he has been tutor for architectural master class for 3 years. Now he is a guest lecturer of China Academy of Art. As an architect, he is a pioneer of Vertical Forest and Forest City in China, the Chinese partner of Stefano Boeri. He leads the major Vertical Forest projects including Nanjing Vertical Forest, Guizhou Mountain Hotel, Renovation of Shanghai Stock Exchange, Huanggang Vertical Forest Residence and Shanghai Vertical Forest Tea Hotel.
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