Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Liz Martin

Secondary Advisor

Giovanni Loreto


The main idea I pursued in my research is the regeneration of urban space, which helped to create a new civic space for a city. The details of urban space regeneration are designed to improve the quality of life, and it involves the use of urban public space. Based on the research and background study, my thesis explored to improve the urban environment, enhance urban space usage and improve city image in Beijing to regenerate it from a heavy industrial city in a garden city. In my research on regeneration of urban space I came across the example of the city named Dalian that I used as a guide. Dalian is now a well-known city in China, because of the success in transforming the city from a heavy industrial city in a garden city.