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Lijiang Ancient Town Conservation Plan and Trust With the development of tourism in the Lijiang Ancient Town since 2007, its negative impact has begun to appear: in some parts of the city, relocations have been rising up. Driven by economical benefits, the residents remodelled their houses into shops. Some run the shops themselves; some rent them to others and move out to new towns themselves. Therefore, the blocks that previously assemble residence, commerce, and tourism become tourism districts with shops. The natural trace of the history there is lost. For the preservation and development of the Lijiang Ancient Town, considering the particular history and ethnicity there, the City Government has made many effective measures to balance the relationship between the preservation of the city heritage and the revitalization of the economy and society there. Lijiang City Government initiated a long-term Plan of Original Residence Improvement with a donation from the Global Heritage Fund in America. The brief of the plan is to facilitate coordination between the committee and the owners to encourage the latter to reside within the old city and improve the living condition there. At present, 174 residences have been renovated and considerable social and cultural benefits have been brought out. The project won the 2007 UNESCO Asian-Pacific Region Cultural Heritage Preservation Merit Award.

Project name: Lijiang Ancient Town Conservation Plan and Trust Award date: 2006 Location: Yunan, China Planned area: 3.8 km2 Architect: Tongji Shanghai University Department of Urban Design and Planning, and Global Heritage Fund Client: Lijiang Ancient Town/ UNESCO World Heritage Center Completion date: 2006 Award name: McGraw-Hill Construction 1st Bi-Annual "Good Design Is Good Business" China Awards 2006, Best Preservation Project

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

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