CREATING CYBERSPACE TO EMPOWER HEALTH AND SOCIOLOGICAL RESILIENCE THOUGH INNER-CITY FRINGE COMMUNITIES’ MICROTRANSFORMATION

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrbanism in the Mobile Internet Era
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism
EditorsWowo DING, Zhendong LUO, Huaqing HUANG, Ling ZHOU
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherInternational Forum on Urbanism
Pages58-71
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-78658-19-1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Conference

Title13th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU 2020)
LocationNanjing University
PlaceChina
CityNanjing
Period9 - 12 October 2020

Abstract

Rapid urbanization and aging processes present serious challenges to the urban renewal and regeneration of China major cities. The living environment and quality of life of the fringe communities located in the old inner-city urban districts have been affected by the combination of these processes. The problems faced by these fringe communities are not limited to issues related to buildings, infrastructure and supporting management, and public service facilities; but also, to the lack of “soft components” related to health, social services, and psychological well-being. The research group adopts “micro-transformation” and “big data networking” as key aspects for investigating the rejuvenation of inner-city fringe communities, especially focusing on health and social resilience issues. Firstly, this paper reviews transformation methods adopted by local governments to improve the quality of living in fringe communities, including buildings and façade restoration, pedestrian walkway systems, public hygiene enhancement, underground pipeline renovation. Simultaneously, it summarizes approaches, major achievements, and limitations of China government major efforts to provide high-speed data communication networks and smart city infrastructure, aiming to improve the living quality among the substandard communities and aging groups. Secondly, we take the relevance of health and social sustainability of the fringe communities into consideration in the process of applying “intelligent micro-transformation based on ‘5G’ platform”. The need of both fringe communities and “silver class” for soft environments socially resilient can be fulfilled through the physical environment re-fabrication and re-habitation, combined with the Cyberspace; the latter, supported by ‘5G’ big data system coping with dynamic services and social interactions requirements.
We demonstrate the above-mentioned Cyberspace system framework and report the preliminary outcomes regarding its application in a Greater Bay Area fringe community.
Taking “people-oriented” as a core urban design value, we expound the impact of ‘5G’ big data micro transformation on quality of life in fringe communities’ rejuvenation.

Research Area(s)

  • fringe community, social resilience, urban regeneration, micro-transformation, smart city, 5G

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CREATING CYBERSPACE TO EMPOWER HEALTH AND SOCIOLOGICAL RESILIENCE THOUGH INNER-CITY FRINGE COMMUNITIES’ MICROTRANSFORMATION. / ZHU, Hongliang; TSOU, Jin Yeu.

Urbanism in the Mobile Internet Era: Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism. ed. / Wowo DING; Zhendong LUO; Huaqing HUANG; Ling ZHOU. Rotterdam : International Forum on Urbanism, 2020. p. 58-71.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review