A critical discussion of Sustainable Assessment Methods as applied to communities with dual urban-rural characteristics: Case studies of two villages in Southwest China

Yun Gao, Adrian Pitts, Zhou Zhou, Xin Chen, Lin Zhou

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Abstract

Rural revitalisation in China has led to new village developments that incorporated more and more dual urban-rural characteristics. Increasingly young villagers move to cities to work and villages have been developed as attractions that draw people from cities as visitors or new residents. A range of frameworks and assessment methods have been developed to guide the new rural or urban developments and evaluate the performance. However rigid regulations and building codes may not be flexible enough to assess complex situations brought about by the mobility of people, materials, sources and transportation between urban and rural areas. By using the concepts of the interface between the urban and the rural, this paper analyses two case studies in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. This project is to consider how the study of development of two villages can bridge the gap that frequently exists between research on urban and rural studies. In this it also compares the sustainability codes for urban and rural areas in Yunnan province to help identify missing and conflicting aspects if the sustainability codes were to be used for a mixed rural and urban area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2020
Subtitle of host publicationPlanning Post Carbon Cities
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Jul 2020
Event35th Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design: Planning Post Carbon Cities - A Coruña (Online owing to Covid-19), A Coruña, Spain
Duration: 1 Sep 20203 Sep 2020
Conference number: 35
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Conference

Conference35th Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design
Abbreviated titlePLEA 2020
CountrySpain
CityA Coruña
Period1/09/203/09/20
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    Gao, Y., Pitts, A., Zhou, Z., Chen, X., & Zhou, L. (Accepted/In press). A critical discussion of Sustainable Assessment Methods as applied to communities with dual urban-rural characteristics: Case studies of two villages in Southwest China. In Proceedings of Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2020: Planning Post Carbon Cities