Jiang Mengfan

Master of Science in Architectural History and Theory/Advanced Urbanism



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DLGS 8 (2018-2020)


Doctoral Thesis

Working Title:
Community Regeneration in China as urban renewal approach to promote social integration

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bernhard Müller, Technische Universität Dresden

With unprecedented urban extension reaching its end in China, urban renewal has drawn wider attentions than ever before. However, former urban renewal approaches like large-scale demolition and reconstruction focused too much on economic and environmental improvements, while social integration aspects involving community building, access to all and social capital has been neglected for many years.

This dissertation explores the community regeneration as a new approach of urban renewal in delivering social integration, employing a conceptual framework of Actor-centred institutionalism and social capital theory to unravel the relationship between governance networks and social integration. The author will use exploratory literature review to characterise the major features, involved main actors and their interactions in community regeneration, then followed by case study consists of qualitative field observation, questionnaire and in-depth interview in Wuhan.

The author attempts to analyse strengths and weaknesses of community regeneration implementation initiatives, meanwhile, to identify most suitable type of governance for urban renewal to promote social integration. Findings can contribute to urban governance and make proposal to adjust existing implementation approach.

Key words: socially integrative urban renewal, community regeneration, urban governance, social capital



Since 06/2018
Doctoral Student at the TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Science

09/2016 – 09/2017
Studies in Advanced Urbanism, Institute for European Urban Studies, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
Academic Degree: Master of Science

09/2015 – 04/2018
Studies in Architectural History and Theory, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China
Academic Degree: Master of Architecture

09/2010 – 07/2015
Studies in Conservation of Historic Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China
Academic Degree: Bachelor of Engineer


Architecture Trainee, Tongji Architectural Design Co., Ltd.(TJAD), CQ Studio, Shanghai, China

Research Assistant, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Paid Trainee, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute, Hunan, China

Participant, Spanish City Reading and Art Practice, Fumei Shanghai overseas Chinese foundation (NGO), Spain


Scholarship for a doctorate at the TU Dresden by the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS)
Academic Scholarships for Postgraduates, China
Third-class Academic Scholarship, Tongji University