Xiamen Hai Cang tourism project : landscape planning and design of five islands

Lawson, Gill M. (2009) Xiamen Hai Cang tourism project : landscape planning and design of five islands. [Design/Architectural Work]


International practice-led design research in landscape architecture has identified the need for addressing the loss of biodiversity in urban environments. China has lost much of its biodiversity in rural and urban environments over thousands of years. However some Chinese cities have attempted to conserve what remains and enhance existing vegetation communities in isolated pockets. Island biogeography has been used as the basis for planning and designing landscapes in Australia and North America but not as yet in China, as far as we know. A gap in landscape design knowledge exists regarding how to apply landscape ecology concepts to urban islands of remaining biodiversity being developed for heavy Chinese domestic tourism impacts in the future. This project responded to the demands for harbour-side tourism opportunities in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, by proposing a range of eco-design innovations using concepts of patch, edge and interior to interconnect people and nature in a Chinese setting.

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ID Code: 40233
Item Type: Creative Work (Design/Architectural Work)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Project Supervisor
  • Liu Binyi
Project Team
  • Dai Daixin
  • Zhang Lin
  • Yu Lu
  • Wang Tongkun
  • Shi Kai
  • Zhang Tingting
Measurements or Duration: 5 islands
Publisher: Xiamen Hai Cang District Government Offices
Keywords: Sustainability, Cities, China, Landscape Planning
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2011 05:36
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2013 05:25

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