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Le processus de renaturation de la capitale chinoise à l'aube des années 2000 : un "souffle vert" sur Pékin ?

Abstract : Our research examines the scope of the new environmental policy for the Chinese capital, whoseimplementation was precipitated by the hosting of the Olympic Games.If the Beijing urban fabric was one of the last vestiges of the traditional Chinese precepts of spatialplanning between "mountain and water" and referring to "breath – qi" that animates all things and allbeings in the Chinese cosmogony, and that is the basis of the establishment of the city on its site, theurban policies implemented during the twentieth century have destroyed much of this heritage. Theenvironmental awareness that emerged in the 90s has generated a new approach to the territory, whichwas expedited in 2001 in view of hosting the green Olympic Games in 2008. The reforestation of theChinese capital was then considered at all scales, from that of the country to that of the street.At the scale of its periurban area, Beijing has built two green belts. However, the municipal governmenthas chosen an original approach by planning two "inhabited green belts ", 50% for the first and 30% for thesecond. At the scale of its urban area, the municipality set up new scenic walks along roads and canals,revealing a new typology of public spaces that finds its origin in the rehabilitation project of the historicnorth-south axis and that has also allowed the rehabilitation of ancient history and of the ancientlandscape.From green belts to green corridors, the quality of life is undoubtedly better in Beijing. Has, however, thisnew breath of green created a new urban identity? Let's wait and see. Beijing 2050. So, what about this new breath of green?
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Stéphanie Boufflet. Le processus de renaturation de la capitale chinoise à l'aube des années 2000 : un "souffle vert" sur Pékin ?. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université d'Orléans, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011ORLE1112⟩. ⟨tel-00737494⟩



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