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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(15); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061519.

Urban Planning and Construction of Guangzhou during the Republic of China Period


Zichen Li

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Zichen Li

Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand


During the Republic of China period, Guangzhou was in the process of urbanization and faced various problems and challenges; In order to achieve modernization and standardized construction of the city, Guangzhou has begun a new stage of urban planning and construction. This article analyzes and studies the historical background and main characteristics of urban planning and construction in Guangzhou during the Republic of China period, explores its impact on the urban development of Guangzhou, and puts forward suggestions for future urban planning and construction. Research has found that from 1920 to 1940, under the guidance and influence of municipal regulations during the Republic of China period, Guangzhou formed a vibrant, orderly, and distinctive urban space. Compared to other open cities in China, the modernization process of Guangzhou has shown characteristics of radical and rapid development, becoming a charming city and playing a demonstration role in subsequent urban construction. From a historical perspective, a comprehensive urban planning regulatory system has been formulated based on urban characteristics, and its institutional design has achieved representative results in both local and stage.


The Republic of China Era, Guangzhou City, City Planning, Urban Construction, Economic Development

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Zichen Li. Urban Planning and Construction of Guangzhou during the Republic of China Period. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 15: 119-125. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061519.


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