CHINA, YanQing New Town, North Beijing

Northeast of the town of Yanqing is a farmland with parks, lakes and green corridors overlooking the mountain ranges to the north of Beijing and surrounded by ancient historical tombs and in proximity to the Badaling Great Walls of China.

This new community includes a hot spring resort, large CCRC community and Hutong type/courtyard new settlements for relocated farmers. Urban amenities and mixed-use developments create Urban Spines connecting different types of old and new neighborhoods, which integrate with pedestrian and transit oriented networks as a sustainable response to the new urban area.

Frank Sabouri with BMP Shanghai.