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dc.contributor.authorWu, Lihui
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T20:32:18Z
dc.date.available2021-12-15T20:32:18Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.citationWu, L. (2021). Achieving sustainability through adaptive reuse strategies: Beijing 798 Arts District demonstrates the power of cultural and creative industry. Innovative Leisure Practices: Case Studies as Conduits Between Theory and Practice, 5, 77-92.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781928172321
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.25316/IR-17050
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/25238
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-17050
dc.description.abstractThis case study demonstrates how an obsolete military factory complex, which manufactured weapon components in the industrialization period, was developed into a center of contemporary art as an example of urban renewal (Dekker, 2011). Using an adaptive reuse strategy, what is now known as the 798 Arts District survived a demolition crisis and achieved economic and cultural sustainability by transforming into a cultural epicenter (Dekker, 2011). After much negotiation between the government and the cultural industry, the district has turned into a flourishing mixed-use community that benefits the landowner, artists, neighboring residents, and tourists. The success of the 798 Arts District stems from the grassroots movement initiated by the artists and non-profit institutes. They challenged the authorities, who intended to carry out the demolition of the 798 Arts District, to preserve the cultural heritage of that area and shift power to the people. The adaptive reuse strategy also played a critical role in the process; the aim of this strategy is to retain the aesthetics of the original venues and preserve their cultural, architectural and historical values (Sasaki, 2020). Ultimately, the 798 Arts District gave voice to the cultural and creative industry and proved the economic and social viability of the cultural economy (Currier, 2008). The 798 Arts District can serve as a model of sustainability for other arts districts or redevelopment projects in urban areas.en_US
dc.format.extent16 pg.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherVIU Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshUrban renewal--China--Beijingen
dc.subject.lcshUrban renewal--Citizen participationen
dc.subject.lcshFactories--Remodeling for other use--China--Beijingen
dc.titleAchieving sustainability through adaptive reuse strategies: Beijing 798 Arts District demonstrates the power of cultural and creative industryen_US
dc.typeCase studyen_US
dc.description.fulltexthttps://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/25238/Wu.pdf?sequence=3en
dc.identifier.doi10.25316/IR-17050


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