Ecological and sustainable public open space for a dense city

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Ecological and sustainable public open space for a dense city

 

Author: Cheng, Wen Lan
Title: Ecological and sustainable public open space for a dense city
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2013
Subject: Public spaces.
Public spaces -- Design.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Faculty of Construction and Environment
Pages: iv, 52 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2646769
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/7160
Abstract: Public open space (POS) is the unbuilt area for social activity and recreation, ecological and sustainable space means the space that is surrounded by greening area and the facilities in it can fully fulfill people's demanding requirements. As the ageing demographic trend becomes gradually apparent and the demands for POS increase dramatically, the topics that how to redevelop a dense city without undermine its POS system and how to create ecological and sustainable POS by visualizing the future living environment catch the public's huge attention. The previous researches show the definition and use some dense cities where POS is recognized as important element when implementing city planning to interpret the POS development in the world, telling people the protection and improvement of POS vary a lot because of the culture difference, geographic problem, etc. Guangzhou is chosen to be a case study city to analyze what kind of POS people really need, after the analysis of cases, some recommendations of integrated space organization methods are provided for future guideline of sustainable public open space development.

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