Study on the Adaptive Utilization of Urban and Architectural Heritages under Urban Renewal from a Human-oriented Point of View -- Taking York and Pingyao as Examples

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How to protect the urban and architectural heritages from being damaged and how to utilize and develop these heritages to satisfy the demand of people against the background of rapid economic and social development are two significant subjects in urgent need of solution. Taking Pingyao and York as examples, this paper studies the utilization of urban and architectural heritages under urban renewal from a human-oriented point of view. First of all, on the basis of the humanistic theory, urban renewal theory, urban and architectural heritage protection theory, this paper adopts the method of document research and theory deduction, to provide solutions for the protection of urban and architectural heritages under city renewal from the perspective of cognition. Secondly, by applying the comparative study and empirical study to compare and study the protection and utilization of urban and architectural heritages on national level, urban level (Pingyao and York), and on specific instances (the South Avenue of Pingyao and the Shambles of York) of Britain and China, this paper analyses and concludes different architectural utilization methods under different environments that are applicable to the development demand of human, so as to provide instruction and guidance for the protection and utilization of urban and architectural heritages.
Book of proceedings: Annual AESOP Congress, Definite Space – Fuzzy Responsibility, Prague, 13-16th July, 2015
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