China Urban Housing
For the last five years, the Department of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), in coolaboration with the Ministry of Construction of China (MOC) has several research projects in the area of Low Cost Urban Housing in China.
The issues of livability energy efficiency, environment quality, building materials and contruction have been the major focus. One project of particular interest to the MOC has been the development of a pilot design for low cost urban housing that makes use of the latest technology available. Taking into account variations in climate, local customs and indigenous materials, the prototype design can be replicated and modified throughout China. The intention is to design living spaces based on application of modern technology that will improve the quality of residential life for low income families.
Map of Beijing
With the cooperation of the Department of Geography, we intend to apply GIS systems to information management planning for the Urban China Pilot Housing project.With the cooperation of the Department of Geography, we intend to apply GIS systems to information management planning for the Urban China Pilot Housing project.
The application of GIS represents an important cross disciplinary approach towards achieving a higher efficiency and better planning for urban in China. In areas of siting, housing typologies, density planning, and other related databased GIS can be immensely important. This information will be disseminated through the Internet and will serve all concerned with developing new ideas for improving the quality of China Housing.