Post-Project Evaluation of China’s Urban Slum Resettlement Program: The Case of Fushun City

  • He Li Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Zhen Chen University of Melbourne
  • Chen Li University of Melbourne
Keywords: Penghuqu Redevelopment, Post-Project Evaluation, Old Industrial Cities, Sustainable Livelihood, Community Reconstruction


Urban slum redevelopment is a common problem facing global urbanization. One big difficulty when redeveloping an urban slum is to realize the sustainable renewal of the redeveloped area. Over the past ten years, the progress made in urban slum redevelopment of Chinese cities attracts worldwide attention. Taking Fushun, one of the first old industrial cities to carry out large-scale urban slum redevelopment plan as the case city, this article conducted a Post-Project Evaluation of the Penghuqu redevelopment plan by using the method of questionnaire survey as well as interviews with households and local officials. The aim is to elaborate on the influences of Penghuqu redevelopment project on the long-term sustainable improvements to the people, the communities and the districts involved. The results show that the Penghuqu redevelopment project improved resident's livelihood and community infrastructures. However, it also weakens the close neighbourhood relations of original communities. The sustainable development of resettlements is still facing challenges from the single function of redeveloped areas, aging facilities and resident's succession.


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