Thursday, January 21, 2010
019 - A Model Suburban Village
Hancunhe: A Model Suburban Village
How a poor village on the outskirts of Beijing becomes the prototype for a new and wealthy "modern countryside"
Some principal to Create Suburban Neighbourhood
Principle for Creating Neighborhood Identity
Establishing and preserving identity relies on a commonly held neighborhood
image and the qualities that make it distinct. Concept plan recommends
the following physical improvements, in coordination with neighborhood associations.
• Neighborhood gateway markers.
• Traffic calming on residential streets, if desired, and located with input from neighborhoods.
• Enhanced street lighting (maintain existing, supplement when appropriate).
• Street trees.
• Architectural compatibility for new residential initiatives.
• Adequate landscape buffering between residential and non-residential development.
• Rehabilitation or infill of existing single family, or new residential development, around neighborhood villages
• Provide new residential development opportunities, where appropriate, to allow a diverse population and market segment to be part of the neighborhood fabric.
Principle for Establish Neighborhood Connection
The principle of neighborhood connection involves a strategy to link residents
among and within neighborhoods, along the corridor, and with other neighborhood
villages. The concept plan recommends:
• Physical connection enhancement through sidewalks, pedestrian, and bike
• Sidewalks should be maintained and extended throughout neighborhoods
• Program and policy connections, such as partnering to ensure that transit opportunities meet the needs of the community, as redevelopment initiatives become a reality.