…a meeting with

Bao Li

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  1. S287645

    Bao Li’s talk highlighted how even in a Chinese metropolis recognized for its great futuristic urban growth, architects are rethinking the city through the use of thinking that keeps the ecological, historical, community and economic factors in mind. I was particularly impressed with the modus operandi of the LRP workshop, taught by Professor Li. Base a goal, through systematic research of community needs, built through a truly participatory workshop, and continuous dialogue with the various properties in order to be able to build an architecture that takes into account collective well-being, tradition, ecology and economics. It is a representation of how architecture and the architect have a role related to social welfare, and it cannot be realized by ignoring its context.

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  2. s305406

    The lecture was interesting because it gave an insight in the characteristics of urban development of the Chinese city. It also addressed the importance of prioritizing urban regeneration with the focus on human needs that can be achieved with the participatory design process. In my opinion the important issues brought up were the resistance of some stakeholders and not so up-to date policies that can interfere with the design being realized and even become an obstruction in the attempt of the participatory approach.

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  3. Viviana

    Bao Li talks about Nanjing Experiments, and provides examples of participatory design in urban regenation processes. According to the agenda 2030, there are some challenges to be held in order to provide sustainable cities and communities. In particular, a sustainable development needs to sync sentinmental, societal and economic consciousnesses. The city of Naijing was not built according to an ideal city pattern: that one includes geometrical shapes and axes. Such model has been applied to different cities, such as Beijing, but in Naijing that was not possible because of topography. Man and nature relationship is more important than artificial signs, and nature finaly has to be included and integrated into the design project of a city.
    There is a residential compound that is the ancient area of the city, and a more modern sector. They are recognisable because they have different orientation and internal organisation. The shown projects are scattered all around the city and provide different examples on how the joint collaboration of technicians, architects and citizens can lead to optimized solutions.

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  4. s284927

    The conference held by architect Bao Li in my opinion it was very interesting, especially for the detailed analysis of the change of Chinese cities over the decades. From cities with a traditional conformation to modern cities with the increase of road services with increasingly complex compositions and new solutions to improve the quality of life of citizens, all with a careful preliminary study of the topography. A very important factor of urban regeneration in these projects has been making local people active actors in the process and putting the preservation of the environment, society and economy at the forefront, but account was also taken of tradition and culture.

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  5. Lorenzo Savio

    Listening to Prof. Bao Li’s speech, I took note of two important orientations of the guest. My first note underlines how her architectural thinking is strongly influenced by previous experiences with the Italian analytical approach; this intuition refers to the typo-morphological introductions of the cases. The second instead is related to the lesson’s structure which, although concentrated on the definition of the historical-cultural context and on the urban evolution of Chinese cities, never miss to make references to current topics such as: the sensitivity to the relation between man and nature, and the attention to ecological transition building works. I therefore appreciated the descriptive realism of future projects for the city of Nanjing, as they are aimed at solving real local problems, and not at selling ideal scenarios aimed at commercializing architecture.

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  6. SONG YUNZI

    I’m glad to hear that architect Bao Li’s conference , particularly the analysis of the evolution of Chinese cities over time. It’s fascinating to see how cities have transformed from traditional structures to more modern and complex configurations, all while taking into account factors such as topography, sustainability, and community involvement. Urban regeneration projects that prioritize preserving the environment, society, and economy while also respecting cultural traditions can have a significant impact on the quality of life for residents.

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  7. Alessio/s286740

    I found Bao Li’s lecture really interesting. Starting on the sustainable development goals of the 2030 agenda to live in a better future, they were able to go and analyze projects. The change of the city given from a traditional to a more modern conformation has created several challenges to make the lives and needs of citizens better. An important role was given by the relationship and dialogue with the population of those living those places, this must be the basis to be able to build functional architectures.

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  8. s289102

    The lecture by Bao Li was very interesting to see how develop the Chinese cities. It was a tranformation and development of the city from traditional city to a modern city. There are some external factors that affect of the regeneration of city. These can be negative and positive results. Government and funding problems can be happened. The stakeholders demands can change. Also, a strategy’s mentioned about designing process and it is; Observe, analysis, design strategies and design. All of these factors are affected by sustainable development, environment, society and economy. Also, there are five assessments affected by cultural, social, personalization, biological nature and objectification. As an architect our guides are social, and gender equilities and collaboration.

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  9. Marta Erby

    Architect Bao Li’s discussion provided insights into how architects are rethinking Chinese cities by incorporating ecological, historical, community, and economic factors into the design process. The lecture primarily focused on participatory design, which involves systematically researching community needs and engaging in continuous dialogue with various stakeholders to build architecture that accounts for collective well-being, tradition, ecology, and economics. Li showcased examples of participatory design in urban regeneration processes in Nanjing, emphasizing the importance of preserving the environment, society, and economy while respecting cultural traditions. The lecture highlighted the significance of the relationship between humans and nature and emphasized the need for ecological transition building work that aligns with the Agenda 2030 goals.

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  10. s285858

    The lecture hold by Bao Li has been interesting to look to the urbanization of Chinese cities through history, which can be different from the one of western countries. I found the way prof. Li highlighted the importance of the historical, social and sustainable factors a central point on the discussion over the development of the city. In particular, the projects she has showed of the city of Nanjing have been a great example of how the attention on these factors is a fundamental aspect to have the right approach to the urban regeneration.

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  11. s309514

    The lecture by the guest speaker Bao Li introduced an interesting topic about the role of participatory design in urban regeneration. The initial part about the presentation of the development of Nanjing was interesting and useful to understand the following parts better. The events occurred in the past had influence on the urban generation of the city. Nowadays, the urban regeneration process prioritized human needs and considered economic, political, cultural, social and ecological aspects and also including many others such as the preservation of cultural heritage. Participatory planning in this process was consisting of the cooperation of many actors. It was interesting to see the application of this tool. The strategic order of the presented topics was also helpful in understanding the main ideas.

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  12. Zeynep Asli Yavasan

    Bao Ling’s lecture titled “Participatory Design in Urban Regeneration Process: Nanjing Experiments” discussed the interventions that took place in the city and analysed them from a historical, cultural and spatial from of view. It was interesting to learn about to the “ancient” ideology of a city and how this specific case study came to be from both an ideal and fengshui city, meaning it derives from both the power it holds and its topographical elements. Discussing the developments regarding the housing market and its corresponding effects on the city, we see the development of a new urbanisation strategy which aims the overall wellbeing of society. The Nanjing Experiments highlight key topics such as urban regeneration, community revitalisation and participatory design. We see the importance of the architects role given the economic, sociological, historical and spatial context through these experiments and their reflection on long term planning and design.

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  13. s314793

    Architect Bao Li explored the historical, cultural, and spatial aspects of urban interventions in the Chinese city of Nanjing. The lecture examined the impact of the housing market on the city’s development. Li also emphasized the importance of the architect’s role in economic, sociological, historical, and spatial contexts, particularly in long-term planning and design. The lecture discussed how Chinese cities are being redesigned to incorporate ecological, historical, community, and economic factors, with a focus on participatory design. Additionally, the lecture emphasized the importance of prioritizing the relationship between humans and nature and the need for ecological transition aligned with the Agenda 2030 goals. Ultimately, the lecture underscored the critical role that architects play in creating sustainable and inclusive cities.

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  14. s306881

    This was a very interesting lecture because they talked about the regeneration process of Nanjin in China, taking into account the economy, the environment and society, which is very important in the reconfiguration of the city. The presence of the plots caught my attention because it was a city that was created with stories and is currently based on nature to finally reach urbanization and manages to transform the city into a more modern one, evidencing the transitions over time.

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  15. Yeliz s309514

    The lecture by the guest speaker Bao Li introduced an interesting topic about the role of participatory design in urban regeneration. The initial part about the presentation of the development of Nanjing was interesting and useful to understand the following parts better. The events occurred in the past had influence on the urban generation of the city. Nowadays, the urban regeneration process prioritized human needs and considered economic, political, cultural, social and ecological aspects and also including many others such as the preservation of cultural heritage. Participatory planning in this process was consisting of the cooperation of many actors. It was interesting to see the application of this tool. The strategic order of the presented topics was also helpful in understanding the main ideas.

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  16. s291980

    The lecture introduced by the guest Bao Li about “Participatory design in urban regeneration” especially in the case of Nanjing Experiments was really interesting, not only about the processes of how we do an urban regeneration but based on specific principes and reflections to a more advanced and innovative urbanization. An important point of view that Bao Li emphasized was the economic, political, ecological and social aspects but also the human contact with local communities based on listening to requests from individuals, negotiating solutions … to raise the quality of living the spaces. And the most interesting point of this process is how all these aspects should work together for the preservation of a cultural heritage.

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  17. S291981

    Bao Li’s lecture was very interesting, I appreciated the way she approached the topic of participatory design, giving us examples that could help us better understand the topic she addressed. It was interesting to see how Chinese cities have been redesigned from traditional to modern structures, and how historical, social and sustainable factors have been taken into account.
    She affirmed how important the relationship between man and nature is and the need to build an ecological transition, which is useful for cities to continuously develop in a sustainable way, and have goals, which are present in the 2030 Agenda, that are fundamental for improving the future of these cities.

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  18. Ayman H.

    Urban regeneration continues to be a widely discussed topic in contemporary discourse, and this lecture for me helped reframe such initiatives by emphasizing their human component, underscoring its participatory and societal elements as paramount. Also, I was intrigued by the thorough historical analysis presented as part of the Nanjing Experiments, recounting the city’s varying urban forms over time, from the cosmic city pattern, to modern urban manifestations of state ideology. For me this was a testament to how urban forms have always been shaped by collective cultural factors mostly following a top-down approach, and how such participatory urban regeneration initiatives can democratize this process making the urban sphere more accessible to all.

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