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Title: Advocating Low Carbon Eco-city Landscape Planning and Design --The First-phase of Landscape Planning and Design for Zhongxin Eco-city in Tianjin.
Authors: Wang, Xiaoyang
Lu, Lushan
Cui, Yanan
Keywords: Ecological energy conservation
Salinate fields
Tianjin Eco-city
Wasteland reuse
Issue Date: 2-May-2011
Publisher: IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architecture) - APR (Asia Pacific Regional)
Abstract: China is a country with large populations and limited land resources. Since the last decade discovering wise ways to sort out such problems is a key issue in land-use development. Tianjin Zhongxin Eco-city is adjacent to Bohai Bay,which is an eco-demonstration city created under the collaboration of China and Singapore. The designated site covers about 34 km² and is mainly composed of salterns,saline-alkali wastelands and wetlands. It is expected to be rebuilt as a resource economized,environment friendly and ecological livable new city. The first-phase of the scheme is located south of the eco-city, with an area of about 7.8 km²; this area performs as the gateway for the eco-city as well as a prior comprehensive experimental site. Consequently,how to reuse wasteland as well as achieve high quantity development and ecological liveability while favourably interacting with the existing resources will be the focal point of planning and research.In the design process,existing environments were analyzed first to conserve and reuse large scale wetlands within the designated site. Suitability between botanic planning and the salinate fields was also considered. The planning insisted on a pedestrian-first principle and connected public spaces in different functions creating a green ecological network. Areas for human activities or planting design would be ensured by wind environment,sunlight and radiation analysis. Comprehensible consideration of the project's implementation was taken into account since various projects operate in the same site. Planning guidelines for urban construction land-use aimed at development from an overall consideration realizing regional strategies. The ultimate purpose of the design is to maximize the continuous construction of regional spaces and dynamically balance the ecological integrality as well as meet construction requirements.
URI: http://tar.thailis.or.th/handle/123456789/439
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