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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

Publication Date

Spring 2020

Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Architecture (M.Arch.)

Department, Program, or Center

Architecture (GIS)


Nana-Yaw Andoh

Advisor/Committee Member

Dennis A. Andrejko


RIT – Main Campus

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