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The Fragmented Politics of Urban PreservationBeijing, Chicago, and Paris$
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Yue Zhang

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816683680

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816683680.001.0001

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Bureaucratic Anarchy and Symbolic Preservation

(p.23) Chapter Two Beijing
The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation

Yue Zhang

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines how local officials’ purposes of pursuing urban growth and enhancing the global image of Beijing are filtered through the structure of functional fragmentation, thus generated a pattern of symbolic preservation in Beijing.

Keywords:   Urban preservation, Political fragmentation, Beijing, Paris, Chicago, Intergovernmental relations, Bureaucracy, Gentrification, Cultural heritage, Policy process

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