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Rising Seas: Adaptable Planning Strategies For Coastal Urban Greenways - Case Studies In The Us And China, Hongbing Tang, Jeanne Lukenda 2019 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

Rising Seas: Adaptable Planning Strategies For Coastal Urban Greenways - Case Studies In The Us And China, Hongbing Tang, Jeanne Lukenda

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

This paper discusses adaptable planning and design strategies for coastal urban greenways to deal with rising seas due to global warming and climate change. It advocates taking steps to protect the coastal landscapes, increase adaptation, and mitigate disastrous outcomes associated with sea level rise from a global perspective. Greenway planners must consider the costs and risks of accommodating the rising seas, retreating from them, or trying to defend the greenways with protective measures.

The City of Boston and the City of Shenzhen in China have been selected as our case studies. Boston, a paradigm of U.S. resilient coastal cities ...


Revitalizing Urban Waterway's Community Greenspace: Streams Of Environmental Justice, Richard Smardon, Sharon Moran, April K. Baptiste 2019 SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

Revitalizing Urban Waterway's Community Greenspace: Streams Of Environmental Justice, Richard Smardon, Sharon Moran, April K. Baptiste

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

While there are many reports of physical demonstration projects that attempt to restore segments and functions of urban waterways, there is no consensus about what to do and how to do it from a social or environmental justice perspective. We have discovered this during the three years of working on the Onondaga Creek Revitalization Plan in Syracuse, New York, and others have found this to be a major challenge as well. There are also equity issues in terms of who has historically been forced to live in high-risk flood plain or polluted water areas, with marginalized communities being the ones ...


Evaluating Open Space In Urban Fabric On Basis Of Different Landscape Aspects Case Study: Circuit House Park, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, Farzana Sharmin, Mansura Perveen 2019 HfWU Nürtingen Geislingen

Evaluating Open Space In Urban Fabric On Basis Of Different Landscape Aspects Case Study: Circuit House Park, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, Farzana Sharmin, Mansura Perveen

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Urban open spaces are integral parts of city life to provide better quality of life. Rapid development processes initiate expansion of the city but lead to declining green open spaces. Mymensingh, a city of Bangladesh, is on verge of expansion, which raises question about sustaining its riverfront, green open spaces and historical relics. Because of the close proximity with the capital, Dhaka, it will possibly become a high density city in future, while it is expanding to the other side of the river Brahmaputra. Mymensingh Circuit House Park, which is a riverfront park, is taken as a case study to ...


Impact Of The Engendered Fo’Raa Square On The City Expansion; Square Efficiency And Attraction, Anne Gharaibeh, Jasmine Lefdawi 2019 Department of City Planning and Design, College of Architecture and Design, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Impact Of The Engendered Fo’Raa Square On The City Expansion; Square Efficiency And Attraction, Anne Gharaibeh, Jasmine Lefdawi

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Irbid City Municipality foresaw a potential for reviving its center by creating an opportunity to preserve a heritage building and to serve the location by engendering Fo'raa Square at its front. The plan was put to action in 2008, when the place was transformed from a bus station to a square to adapt to this change. It created an opportunity to absorb activities and attract the expanding city center to its direction.

The purpose of this paper is to study the square daily use and its efficiency in attracting business and pedestrians from the city center and its impact ...


The Role Of Individual Trees In The Protection Of Urban Image, László Z. Nádasy, Gábor Sándor, Zsuzsanna Illyés 2019 Department of Landscape Protection and Reclamation, Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary

The Role Of Individual Trees In The Protection Of Urban Image, László Z. Nádasy, Gábor Sándor, Zsuzsanna Illyés

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The protection of urban image and cityscape has become the target of professional attention in Hungary since the introduction of Urban Image Handbooks and urban image regulations. Trees are a major part of local image in Hungary. Using GIS methods we established that built-in areas are usually surrounded by sparsely wooded areas and groves, which are taller than the vast majority of buildings. Therefore, trees play a dominant role in shaping urban character. Effects of trees on urban living conditions, livability and the ecosystem services they provide, have been intensively researched in recent years. However, the role of individual trees ...


An Alternative Futures Approach To Green Infrastructure Planning For An Increasing Population, Daniel Cronan, Andrew D. Kliskey, Jamie Trammell, Chad Lorentzen, David L. Griffith, Paula Williams 2019 University of Idaho, Center for Resilient Communities

An Alternative Futures Approach To Green Infrastructure Planning For An Increasing Population, Daniel Cronan, Andrew D. Kliskey, Jamie Trammell, Chad Lorentzen, David L. Griffith, Paula Williams

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Idaho to be the fastest growing state by population in the country. As these trends continue, this growth can have various impacts on socio-ecological systems such as increased development, pressure exerted on agricultural production, and increased effects of urban stream syndrome. Various scenarios, driven by stakeholders, can help effectively guide the designs of our green infrastructure networks. This project evokes stakeholder-defined key issues addressed within a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project in Idaho’s Magic Valley. Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) is an interdisciplinary research ...


Lalbagh: An Incomplete Depiction Of Mughal Garden In Bangladesh, Farzana Sharmin 2019 HfWU Nürtingen Geislingen

Lalbagh: An Incomplete Depiction Of Mughal Garden In Bangladesh, Farzana Sharmin

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Lalbagh Fort Complex is one of the extravagant examples built by the Mughal Empire in Bangladesh, documented in UNESCO World Heritage tentative List. While there are several Mughal structures found in the Indian sub-continent, this incomplete fort is the only footprint of encamped Mughal garden style that remains in the capital of Bengal, Jahangirnagar (now Dhaka). The fort complex is a combination of three buildings (the mosque, the tomb of Bibi Pari and the Diwan-i-Aam), with two gateways and a portion of the partly damaged fortification wall articulating Charbag style garden area. Charbagh is the concept of Persian garden adapted ...


Implication Of Urban Occupation Patterns In The Natural Infiltration, Ana Paula A.C.C. Seraphim, Maria L. Bezerra, Aline N. Oliveira 2019 Urban Environmental Management Group of University of Brasília

Implication Of Urban Occupation Patterns In The Natural Infiltration, Ana Paula A.C.C. Seraphim, Maria L. Bezerra, Aline N. Oliveira

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The article aims to contribute to the study of urban form and hydrological impacts relations, especially with regard to a recharge of the aquifers. The focus on the natural water infiltration and recharge of aquifers is due to the similarities between the characteristics of the physical environment conducive to aquifer recharge and urbanization, which lead to urban occupation of recharge areas. To address the proposed objective, the study developed a methodological framework that relates elements of the urban form, intervening factors of urban infiltration and water sensitive urban design guidelines. To accomplish this, recent literature were reviewed in urban drainage ...


Contradicting Knowledge Map Of Greenways: A Comparative Analysis Based On English And Chinese Literature, Nannan Zhao, Zheng Liu 2019 South China University of Technology, Department of Architecture

Contradicting Knowledge Map Of Greenways: A Comparative Analysis Based On English And Chinese Literature, Nannan Zhao, Zheng Liu

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Greenway is a flexible concept with diverse forms in different contexts. Recently in China, greenways have achieved rapid growth and become national policy. The widely implemented greenways also led to the first national document on greenway planning and design, Guidance of Greenway Planning and Design, which was issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural development. However, there have been two distinct perceptions of greenways in existing Chinese literature. On the one hand, some researchers argue that greenways show strategic values in providing social integration and economic growth. On the other hand, many local scholars and officials criticize that there ...


A Study On Community Greenways Of Haizhu In Guangzhou From The Perspective Of Everyday Urbanism, Wenxiu Chi, Guangsi Lin 2019 South China University of Technology, Department of Landscape Architecture

A Study On Community Greenways Of Haizhu In Guangzhou From The Perspective Of Everyday Urbanism, Wenxiu Chi, Guangsi Lin

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The greenway has become more and more popular all around the world and greenway construction in China is represented by Guangdong Province. As a type of greenway in Guangzhou, the community greenway refers to greenways that connect community parks, pocket parks and green spaces, mainly serving nearby communities. However, whether the community greenways match the daily urban life of the citizens has not been given enough attention within a few years after the completion.

We aim to analyze whether the top-down strategy matches the daily life of residents, from the perspective of everyday urbanism. We studied the case of Changgang ...


New Results In Surveying Landscape Character And Urban Green Areas, Zsuzsanna Illyés, Zsófia Földi, Dalma Varga 2019 Szent István University, Department of Landscape Protection and Reclamation

New Results In Surveying Landscape Character And Urban Green Areas, Zsuzsanna Illyés, Zsófia Földi, Dalma Varga

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In the framework of the project “KEHOP-4.3.0-15-2016-00001”, we had the opportunity to research the particularities of urban spatial structure. The aim of the research was to define the influencing role and parameters of the urban space with regards to the landscape character. Within the research topic, we paid accentuated attention to the role of green areas in the settlements. We attempted to characterize the types of the settlements’ green space system as a supplement to the above-mentioned research and analyze in five settlements.

The results show that:

  • there is significant dispersion in the field of urban space; we ...


On The Coastline: The Genesis Of Green Infrastructure Towards A Future Sustainable Landscape For The City Of Maputo, Mozambique, Ana Beja da Costa, Luis Ribeiro 2019 LEAF, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa

On The Coastline: The Genesis Of Green Infrastructure Towards A Future Sustainable Landscape For The City Of Maputo, Mozambique, Ana Beja Da Costa, Luis Ribeiro

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Cities in Africa, where the most remarkable forthcoming developments in the overall pattern of urbanization are expected, and quite notably in Sub-Saharan cities such as Maputo, experience accelerating population increases that stress urban infrastructures beyond capacity, and increase pressure on existent valuable ecosystems. In the city’s coastal plains, the recently constructed Maputo ring road and Katembe bridge are drawing urban development towards the last stretch of vacant land of the Municipality, compromising the flood plains and mangrove ecosystems.

This paper aims to refine the planning discourse by systematizing urban strategies associated to green infrastructure functions, having mangrove wetlands as ...


Imparting Olmsted’S Legacy Abroad: An Exhibition Series In Beijing, China, Yanhong Tang, Jack Ahern 2019 Ecoland Planning and Design Corp.

Imparting Olmsted’S Legacy Abroad: An Exhibition Series In Beijing, China, Yanhong Tang, Jack Ahern

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In the first integrated-exhibition of its kind, our team of Chinese landscape architects and American scholars showcased the influence and impact of Frederick Law Olmsted’s work on the American landscape through a three-month Exhibition, a Symposium and Reference Book launch at Beijing’s National Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture. The Exhibition featured a meticulously curated collection of Olmsted’s most significant works, organized into six distinct thematic sections spread over 6500 square-feet. In tandem with the Exhibition was a Symposium that assembled leading Chinese landscape architects, government officials and scholars, and a 230-page Chinese-English Resource Book "Designing ...


Mapping And Assessment Of The Urban Heat Island In Zhengzhou City, Huawei Li, Guifang Wang, Guohang Tian, Sándor Jombach 2019 Szent István University, Hungary, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development

Mapping And Assessment Of The Urban Heat Island In Zhengzhou City, Huawei Li, Guifang Wang, Guohang Tian, Sándor Jombach

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The rapid urbanization of Chinese cities has resulted in significant effects to the urban environment and to urban ecological networks. Zhengzhou city, the capital city of Henan province in central China, is characterized by a warm climate and four distinctive seasons, with a dry spring, and a hot and rainy summer. Based on satellite images, we analyzed land surface temperature (LST) and prepared a further assessment. Using LST data, we analyzed the urban heat island (UHI) and its relationship to green space, in order to make suggestions for future urban planning. The results show that urban heat island exists in ...


Building Connections To The Minute Man National Historic Park: Greenway Planning And Cultural Landscape Design, Robert L. Ryan, Theodore S. Eisenman 2019 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Building Connections To The Minute Man National Historic Park: Greenway Planning And Cultural Landscape Design, Robert L. Ryan, Theodore S. Eisenman

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The Minute Man National Historic Park (NHP) in Massachusetts commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord (1775) that began the American Revolution. The National Park created in 1959 seeks to interpret the battle and restore the agricultural landscapes of the revolutionary period. The Park is situated within the larger Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area (FWNHA) that was designated in 2009 to preserve the extensive historic cultural resources of the region, including such gems as Thoreau’s Walden Pond.

Unfortunately, the Minute Man NHP is divided into four units and bisected by a busy state highway that makes wayfinding challenging ...


Vistas, Views, Prospects. Research And Design, Albert Fekete 2019 Szent István University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism Budapest, Department of Garden Art and Garden Techniques, Hungary

Vistas, Views, Prospects. Research And Design, Albert Fekete

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The renewal of historic gardens, landscapes and sites has become more common in Eastern and Central European region. The Department of Garden Art and Garden Techniques of the Szent István University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design has been dealing with this since 1963, with landscape renewal on landscape, garden and settlement scale, based on scientific research. The more than 50-year experience has already proved the advantages of such “design by research” approach in the garden and landscape renewal processes, with Landscape Architecture being a discipline which has developed from a very practical basis in park and garden design ...


Perceptions Of The “New Urban Greenways” In The Pearl River Delta, China, Zheng Liu 2019 KU Leuven, Department of Architecture

Perceptions Of The “New Urban Greenways” In The Pearl River Delta, China, Zheng Liu

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) greenways are the first regional greenway network in China, which has been seen as the pilot greenway project to the other provinces and cities. The PRD greenways also resulted in continuous debates on their forms and functions. Some researchers argue that the PRD greenways show great value in promoting economic development and urban-rural integration, while some criticize that the PRD greenways have accomplished little ecological benefits that were planned in the early stages. However, most of the debates exist among key actors or researchers, while public perception of greenways is overlooked. Public perception could not ...


"City In The Park,” Greenway Network Concept Of High-Density Cities: Adaptation Of Singapore Park Connector Network In Chinese Cities, Guifang Wang, Huawei Li, Yang Yang, Sándor Jombach, Guohang Tian 2019 Szent István University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development

"City In The Park,” Greenway Network Concept Of High-Density Cities: Adaptation Of Singapore Park Connector Network In Chinese Cities, Guifang Wang, Huawei Li, Yang Yang, Sándor Jombach, Guohang Tian

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

This paper uses the “Park Connector Network” (PCN) as a model, to analyze Singapore’s experience and to cope with the dramatic increase in population and urbanization, and then to apply this experience to Chinese high-density cities. The research goal is to provide guidance for the adaptation of “City in the Park” in China and the construction of high-density urban green space systems. The concept of “City in the Park” that was born in 2018 in China can be related directly to the “Park Connector Network” model.


Challenges Of Metropolitan Scale Green Infrastructure: The Sydney Green Grid, Catherine B. Evans 2019 Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW

Challenges Of Metropolitan Scale Green Infrastructure: The Sydney Green Grid, Catherine B. Evans

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In 2017, the Government Architect of New South Wales launched a draft policy known as Greener Places (Government Architect NSW 2017a). The new policy is underpinned by the Sydney Green Grid (SGG), an initiative pitched as transformative in its power to promote sustainable development, improve connectivity and enhance green infrastructure (GI) networks across the metropolitan region and the state (Government Architect NSW 2017b). How successful will the SGG be in delivering “greener places” for urban areas across the state?

This paper exams the claims of the transformative power of the SGG with a focus on two related objectives. First, because ...


Greenway Planning Of Guangdong Province, Zhou Lu, Bing Wu, Xiaoguang Liu, Yuanxiang Wu 2019 Harbin Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Dept. of Landscape

Greenway Planning Of Guangdong Province, Zhou Lu, Bing Wu, Xiaoguang Liu, Yuanxiang Wu

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Guangdong Province is located in the southernmost region of mainland China with a total area of 180,000 square kilometers. The GDP ranks first in China, and the economic aggregate accounts for 1/8 of China’s total. As the economic development continues, the fragmentation of ecological land is becoming more dangerous. To solve this problem, the local government organized the master planning of environmental protection. The provincial greenway planning (also called ecological corridor) proposed in this paper is an essential part of it. The total length of planned greenways in Guangdong Province is 2,836 kilometers, and its primary ...


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