Development of cultural industry in China & its impacts on urban renovation: case of Beijing
Since the late 20th century, along with the rising of the knowledge-based economy under the circumstance of the world’s economic restructuring from industrialization to post-industrialization, culture has become a new kind of resources and driving-force for both economic and urban development. The development of cultural industry helps not only to create the opportunities of employment through the development of cultural industry and cultural tourism, but also to encourage cities to maintain and develop the local identity through the protection and utilization of historic heritage. This happens in the developed countries, as well as the developing countries including China. Starting by outlines the development of cultural industry in China since the reform and opening-up, this lecture summarizes its development trends in the past decade and its contributions to the socio-economic development, and analyzes its potential influences on the urban renovation of certain kinds of areas, in particular the historic neighborhoods in regeneration, the industrial areas in redevelopment, and the peripheral urban villages in transformation.
Tsinghua University School of Architecture
LIU Jian is a Registered City Planner in China, Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Design at Tsinghua
University School of Architecture, Managing Chief-Editor of China City Planning Review, and currently
Fulbright visiting scholar at Graduate School of Design Harvard University