Book launch: Mapping Wuhan
On 4 October, the department of Urbanism organises the launch of the book 'Mapping Wuhan. Morphological Atlas of the Urbanization of a Chinese City'.
The book is the outcome of a unique historical-morphological research of a mid-size Chinese city in series of maps based on a large number of historical maps and contemporary data. The research applies the method of formal analysis of the so-called Delft School.
The research creates insight and understanding of the way the city has grown, which urban elements and structures came into being, and which are still visible in the city of today. This gives leads for the decisions that have to made by the urban designers and planners in their work on the future developments of the city, further extension as well as revitalization and reconstruction.
The first author, Emeritus Professor Henco Bekkering, presents the book, followed by three reactions:
- MaartenJan Hoekstra, TU Delft
- Reinout Rutte, TU Delft
- Zhang Li, Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China
Afterwards there is time for discussion with three of the authors, with the audience in the room, and with the participants of the Zoom-meeting, that is also streamed in China with a chat-function.