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Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center’s (CHP) crucial public forum on the planned redevelopment of Gulou is being held this Saturday 27 March at Contempio. CHP is urging everyone to attend to help protect this unique neighbourhood for future generations to enjoy.
Multiple sources have indicated that a 5 billion RMB budget has been allocated to convert 12.5 hectares of the Drum and Bell Tower 鼓楼, 钟楼area into a ‘Beijing Time Cultural City’ – putting the neighborhood in serious danger. Such a massive scale development will include large infrastructures like public squares and a museum. As a result, there will be extensive evictions, demolition, and construction in this ancient area, and gone will be the traditional courtyards, hutongs, and local residents.
We hope to see you at the forum to hear what you, and other Beijing residents, think about this proposed plan. Please forward this email widely to other concerned Beijingers so even more people know about our forum and this threat to the Gulou area.
Date: Saturday 27 March, 2010
Venue: Contempio No.4 Zhangwang Hutong ｜ 北京市东城区旧鼓楼大街张旺胡同4号
Language: Chinese (Click for more about the event in Chinese)
He Shuzhong | CHP Founder and Chairman, cultural heritage legal expert
Wang Jun | Xinhua Senior Reporter, author of Chengji
Dominic Johnson-Hill | Plastered T-Shirts founder
Bian Lanchun | Architecture professor at Tsinghua University
This event is free. No pre-registration is required.
For more about the event and the redevelopment plan: http://en.bjchp.org/?p=1905
Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP)
"Supporting communities to protect their cultural heritage"