Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 2002, pages 23-25
Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong Province, China, developed as a German possession at the turn of the 20th century. Although the Germans were forced to leave in 1914, they left a rich architectural and planning legacy. A large team of planners and designers, led by Hal Kalman, produced a plan to rehabilitate Qingdao’s Zhongshan Road Neighbourhood, an area developed with dense housing for Chinese residents who conducted business with the Germans. The article, written for the magazine of the Heritage Canada Foundation, provides an overview of the neighbourhood and the plan.