Social interactions in Chinese parks : a walk in Lu Xun Park
Lawson, Gill M. (2010) Social interactions in Chinese parks : a walk in Lu Xun Park. In International Congress 2010 Healthy Parks Healthy People, 11 - 16 April 2010, Melbourne, Vic..
What can we learn from Chinese parks and Chinese people? We took a walk through Lu Xun Park, one of Shanghai’s most popular parks. Here hundreds of people participate in dozens of physical and mental exercises that are considered to be essential for good health and fitness. We found that the most successful spaces for social interaction and inclusiveness were not just coded for ‘doing’ a diverse range of activities but also for ‘showing’ those activities. This dual role of park spaces could be given greater design consideration in encouraging occupants of small households in Australia to make greater use of public parks in the future.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Landscape Design, Social Code, Chinese Landscapes|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Design
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 please consult the author|
|Deposited On:||05 Oct 2010 09:50|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:17|
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