Urban Villages

CompanyJANE Innovation Inc.
PhotographerNicholas Jianhong Liang
Entry Description

Shenzhen is a major city in China, with a population of 14 million. It was only a village before 1979 when the city started developing rapidly because of the policy of “reform and opening” attracted huge amounts of investment from both Chinese and foreign nationals. There are more than 200 urban villages in the city with 6 million living there. They show the past of the city and represent the progress of the urbanization. Also, it reflects the living standard of the majority of the country.