In order to introduce RenChi to placemaking, planning and design involves a process of context investigation, social agenda decoding, programming, and space design. The case study features 3 public open space design projects that have successfully gained popularity after opening to the public. Interestingly, all these parks have complex existing conditions and preserved site characteristics blended into the newly made spaces, creating an interplay between old and new. As cities age and move forward with newer lifestyle and spatial needs, the “city repair” and rebranding of old public space demonstrate tremendous value for the life of communities. These popular public spaces are crucial to the life of urban living individuals for whom the face-to-face encounters with other people are ever needed in the age of technology.
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