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2013

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The Chinese Characteristics In The Planning And Design Of Guangdong Greenway, He Fang, Suo Xiu, Li Hui Jan 2013

The Chinese Characteristics In The Planning And Design Of Guangdong Greenway, He Fang, Suo Xiu, Li Hui

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

As a typical example of greenway networks in China and Asia, Guangdong Greenway Network is of epoch-making and practical significance. The practice of Pearl River Delta Regional Greenway is instructive for other developing countries and densely-populated urban areas to build their greenway networks. The experience of Guangdong Greenway Network gives new Chinese characteristics to the concept and practice of greenway.

China has a profound history of greenways. Even before the Qin Dynasty was established, there already existed a great number of prototypes of greenway. These greenways were born in ancient era where the original productivity remained at a low level ...


A New Approach - Dealing With The Challenges Of Rapid Urbanization In Hainan, China, Yanhong Tang, Yuezhong Chen Jan 2013

A New Approach - Dealing With The Challenges Of Rapid Urbanization In Hainan, China, Yanhong Tang, Yuezhong Chen

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

During the rushed process to urbanize, land development practices can be harsh on local people as well as the natural and cultural character of the land. With strong governmental power in China, land acquisition by government and developers is usually much easier than in the US. Local residents may be relocated without asking for their input, making way for expensive housing and large hotels; the land they depended on to earn their living may be replaced by seemingly endless identical luxury vacation villas, shopping complexes, and theme parks. Residents face the threat of losing the traditional income source and, later ...


Understanding The Evolution Of Landscape Planning Strategy In China: From "Fragmented" Urban Green Space System To Regional Greenway Network Across Cities, Di Lu, Zhiming Li, Jianguo Lu Jan 2013

Understanding The Evolution Of Landscape Planning Strategy In China: From "Fragmented" Urban Green Space System To Regional Greenway Network Across Cities, Di Lu, Zhiming Li, Jianguo Lu

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In China, urban green space system (UGSS) is defined as a network of all sorts of green spaces in city built-up area which supports ecological and recreational functions (Wang, 2009). The implementation of UGSS indicates several common problems, such as overemphasizing green spaces in the built area of city, losing stability and rationality in spatial patterns, and mismatching the progress of ecological restoration cycles (Liu & Wen, 2007; Wang, 2009). Greenways represent a distinctly strategic approach to landscape planning through combinations of spatially and functionally compatible land uses within a network (Ahern, 1995). Specially, four principal strategies (Protective, Defensive, Offensive, and Opportunistic) are ...


The Knowledge And Attitude To Species Invasion Issue In Greenway Planning: A Study In China, Fan Fu, Zhao Caijun, Lin Guangsi Jan 2013

The Knowledge And Attitude To Species Invasion Issue In Greenway Planning: A Study In China, Fan Fu, Zhao Caijun, Lin Guangsi

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Greenway is important green infrastructure which has ecological, recreational and cultural/historic functions applied in macro(country), medium(region) and micro(city) levels. Generally, greenway is in linear or reticular forms so that it is called “way”. Greenway has a long history in United States and Europe, and many successful projects have been implemented. Conversely, greenway has a very short history in China, because China lately started it urbanization in 1990s with a low degree of urbanization, which had grown from 26.37% in 1991 to 36.22% to 2000. Thus, for a long time, Chinese landscape architects had focuses ...