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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(5): 134-138 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V8.949

A Cognition Study on the Mode of Historical Urban Space

W. J. Kong

Abstract—In China, the conservation system of urban historical and cultural heritage includes three parts: the culture relic protection site, the historical and cultural block and the historical and cultural city. According to the evaluation system, the conservation lists are mainly based on whether the heritage is complete or not and its historic value, the relics are classified into three grades as the National Level, the Provincial Level and the Municipal Level. However, a large number of historic urban space with incomplete remains and inadequate value couldn’t be listed in restoration. Thus untitled historic space cannot attach enough importance and conservation resulted in disappearance not only in the development of the cities, also in people’s memory. With a comprehensive understanding of the historic space, this paper suggests five existing status of historic information in urban space through a mode system which consists of 3 criterions: the form, the function and the status. Comparing the prototype with the present situation of the historic space, five modes of various environmental elements could be estimated according to the criterion, including the prototype mode, the fragment mode, the structure mode, the symbol mode and the information mode. It establishing the heritage study with a background of authenticity and integrity as to prevent a single and one-sided conservation method.

Index Terms—Historical urban space, mode, urban heritage, cognition study.

W. J. Kong is with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan. China (e-mail:julia8702@hust.edu.cn).


Cite: W. J. Kong, "A Cognition Study on the Mode of Historical Urban Space," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 134-138, 2018.


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