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The change of social capital during planning intervention in neighborhood reconstruction: A case study in small-sized Chinese city
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The economic capital, cultural capital especially social capital have significant effect on forming the small-sized Chinese city. This article argues for understandings of the spatial form of capital based on the special context in China and mainly focuses on social network in the scale of neighborhood. Reviews of documentation in the city discussed are exemplified as firsthand data for case study. Furthermore, the qualitative narration concerning five elements of social capital- “social network, trust, security, sense of belonging and participation”-is adopted as useful lens for evaluating the existing situation and better involvement of social capital in space is prompted as an effective solution. An overall assessment of the performance of social capital in the case is concluded and recommendations are presented for future improvement of enhancing social capital onsite.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SoM EX, 2011-13
Keyword [en]
Social capital, Zhijiang, social network, trust, security, sense of belonging, public participation.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35508OAI: diva2:428904
Subject / course
Urban Planning and Design
Educational program
Degree of Master
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2011-07-01 Last updated: 2012-02-14Bibliographically approved

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