In 2008, the State Council approved the fourth master plan. The fourth master plan focuses to restructure Xi’an’s urban space and move from industrial layout to economic market layout. Improvement of local living environment and restoration of the culture and …

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Since 1949, the first development of Xi’an had started. The first master plan was based on industrial development. The first Master Plan of Xi’an has been dissolved during Cultural Revolution period, and urban development and construction was practiced for demands …

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From the Xi’an Shi Zhi, the government’s strategies on historical site preservation were learned. As for the travel book published in 1995, it helps us to really study on how the tourists travelled in Xi’an in the past. By studying …

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This thesis had a very deep investigation of the relationship between the spatial arrangement of Xi’an, the one pole and many axes layout and the experiences of tourists. It collected a lot of data from tourists around 2004 and the …

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The main focus of urban renewal of Xi’an since the second masterplan released in 1980 has been shifted to tourism. Among the second(1980-2000), the third(1995-2010) and the fourth(2004-2020)masterplan, a series of strategies of historical sites preservation dominated the shaping of …

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The thesis had a very detailed investigation into the tourism of the Lianhu Historical Urban Area as well as the feedback from the tourists including Chinese and international. It not only analyzed the strategies carried out by the government to …

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  Since 2004, the Xi’an government had started a new direction on the urban development which is to ‘build and create something strong and good'(建強創佳). Based on this new slogan, there were following events like ‘let’s make Lianhu prettier’ (讓蓮湖靚起來) …

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Xi’an is known as Chang’an which was the capital city of four dynasties, including Zhou, Qin,  Han, Tang. This makes Xi’an the dream place to visit for fans of Chinese History. Lianhu historical urban area is one of the most …

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