“A government-initiated redevelopment plan will transform one of the oldest neighborhoods in Beijing into a polished tourist attraction.”
This 2010 video (and related article) showcases one of China’s urban transformation projects. Urban revitalization plans are not without critics, especially those who see the cultural transformation of a neighborhood they deem worthy of historical preservation. This process is occurring all over the world (we’ve recently seen this in Brazil as they were preparing for the World Cup). This is one of the videos that I’ve put into my interactive map with over 65 geography videos to share in the classroom.