In April 2019, students and teachers from the Urban Studies and Planning Master’s programme (Aalto University/University of Helsinki) were invited to participate in a workshop in Luoyi village in the Chengmai district of Hainan, China.
Luoyi is a typical example of global rural-to-urban migration trends, and the resultant neglect of the rural villages and traditional lifestyles. As a growing global trend, and a particularly acute problem throughout China, the multidisciplinary workshop spanned several themes concerning the revitalisation of rural villages, involving projects of varying size and time-scale. Students conducted field research and interviews whilst in Luoyi, and combined their different experiences in order to propose some development strategies for the village.
This booklet is a collation of the experiences and complementary proposals for ensuring Luoyi village’s prosperity into the future.