Under the influence of rapid urbanization and economic development, many Chinese cities and towns have doubled or tripled in term of population and land use. As a result, a large number of traditional rural villages, located in the suburban areas of cities, became part of the built up areas. They have been turned into the so-called ëurban villagesí. Recently, thousands of such villages have been demolished and rebuilt every year. The redevelopments of urban villages and the socio-economic and housing arrangement for the original village residents vary from city to city. This paper examines the redevelopment of urban villages through a case study of Weihai City in Shandong Province. It will examine the process of urban village redevelopment and discuss the diversified consequences of physical and social changes in different villages. The discussion and analysis is based on examination of local official documents, village redevelopment plans and policies and interview of local government officials and village residents.