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The City in ChinaNew Perspectives on Contemporary Urbanism$
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Ray Forrest, Julie Ren, and Bart Wissink

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781529205473

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529205473.001.0001

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The Handshake 302 Village Hack Residency

The Handshake 302 Village Hack Residency

Chicago, Shenzhen, and the Experience of Assimilation

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(p.125) 7 The Handshake 302 Village Hack Residency
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The City in China
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Mary Ann O’Donnell

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529205473.003.0007

Through a comparison of how assimilation and shying (adaptation) have functioned as values in Chicago and Shenzhen, respectively this paper explores what it has meant for these two cities to self-identify as destination cities that owe their morphology and ethos to immigrants and migrants. The argument is developed through a case study of the Handshake 302 Village Hack Residency. Located in one of Shenzhen’s most iconic urban villages, the Handshake 302 project aims to draw attention to ongoing demolition and redevelopment of these arrival spaces.

Keywords:   Assimilation, Handshake 302, Shenzhen, Urban renewal, Urban villages

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