The upgrading of Gangxia Urban
Brief description
The Location of Shenzhen
• Gangxia urban village located in the centre of
the city. It is one of part of CBD.
There are two kinds of people. They are local villagers and migrant
workers. Local villagers are 1153. Migrant workers are 67000.
• The total floor area is 22 hectares. The total building is 520,000 square
About SWOT of gangxia urban village
• Strengths: it is located in the center of the city,
and is one of part of CBD. Commuting is
convenient from here to other working place.
• Weakness: it is crowding, messy. Government
and public view it as a dangerous and messy
• Opportunities: since 2004, the government
accelerates urban renewal. Gangxia was taken
as one of important renewal projects.
• Threats: it is difficult to reach an agreement
with the local villagers about compensation.
• This project is government- oriented. including
municipal government and district government.
Meanwhile, the real estate developer is one of
the important participants.
• The general is promoting the function of this
• The specific objective :providing more office
buildings for the CBD, adding the market supply
of housing
• To negotiate with the local villager. If the local villagers
do not satisfy the compensation, they would not agree
to demolish their buildings. District government spent
much time on negotiating with the local villagers.
• To formulate the urban village renewal planning. It is
unexpected that we modified the plan 3 times with the
changing of economic and social environment
• To look for suitable developer. They can provide
enough money for the compensation. On the other
hand, they must reach the government's development
Current situation
• Nowadays, most of the villagers have accepted
the compensation. The old urban village had
been demolished in 2012.
• The real estate developer has started to
implement the urban renewal plan.
Key factors to success
• The first is to insist on government-oriented.
• The second one is taking the urban village
renewal planning as the leading role.
• The third one is to bring in market

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