High-rise residential buildings, accommodating the significant amount of Chinese population in urban areas, has been the most primary housing style in great cities of China today, due to the conflict between severe Chinese land use and huge population. However, after moving to high-rise housing, Chinese residents in high-rise buildings barely have social interaction with each other compared with the past decades. Additionally, less social interaction in residential housing could lead to a series of problems which have a negative influence on people’s daily lives.
Through a summary of previous research and a questionnaire, to investigate the current situation of social interaction among Chinese residents in high-rise housing and urban residential community, followed by exploring the reasons for why the social problem appeared among high-rise residents. The result shows that social interaction between buildings is quite significant, while the problem of social interaction has been increasingly popular in urban high-rise residential community in the new generation. Also, the causes are various, including change of residents’ minds and lack of public factors.
Based on the research and survey, proposing suggestions, such as design optimization and policy change, is aimed to improve future high-rise housing development in order to solve the social problem in Chinese society.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
High-rise apartment buildings--Social aspects--China; High-rise apartment buildings--Design
Department, Program, or Center
Dennis A. Andrejko
Yao, Yao, "High – rise Housing and Social Interaction Study under Current Chinese High-rise Residential Situation" (2020). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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