Shaoxing Old City Center [绍兴], Shaoxing, Zhejiang: 30.003339, 120.573365
Shaoxing Old City Center [绍兴]
Urban heritage protection plan of five key areas in old city center
Location: [绍兴旧城，越子城, 鲁迅路, 八字桥, 西小河, 稽山路] Shaoxing old city center, Yuezi area, Lu Xun Street, Bazi Bridge, West Canal, Jishan Street, Shaoxing, Zhejiang
Typology: Traditionnal center Scale: 8.3sqkm; 150,000 inhabitants Contracting authority: Shaoxing authorities Main Stakeholders: Tongji University - College of Architecture and Urban Planning Year: 1999-today
Thanks to the hard work and collaboration of many stakeholders—local government, businesses, inhabitants—five of the neighbourhoods in the centre of Shaoxing were preservation and reconstruction of Shaoxing was one of the first Chinese cities to win the title of “Famous Historical and Cultural City” in 1982.From 1999, thecity government decided to protect five districts which were endangered high pace urbanization. Tongji University drew up an action plan to protect these five areas.