On October 4, 2022, the book Mapping Wuhan: Morphological Atlas of the Urbanization of a Chinese City will be presented by its authors as part of an Urbanism Open Lunch event.
Chinese cities have been expanding since the early 1980s under trends of rapid modernization, urbanization and globalization. Since then they have changed dramatically, and have in the process lost many of their traditional environments and spatial characteristics. In this atlas the Delft method of historical morphological analysis is applied to the city of Wuhan, valuing the importance of and finding meaning in the local urban identity of a city with a population over 11 million with a floating population of 14 million. The series of maps show the urban development, covering a century and a half.
The event will include a panel discussion with Machiel van Dorst, Maartenjan Hoekstra, Reinout Rutte, Zhang Li, and Henco Bekkering.