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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2016

The challenges of planning and designing urban green networks in Scandinavian and Chinese cities

Xiu, Na; Ignatieva, Maria; Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Cecil

Abstract

During the 20th century, a variety of concepts were developed aimed to provide frameworks for green space planning and design in urban areas. Both China and Scandinavia represent important experience in green space planning and management. However, none of the current concepts is generated based on the explicit combination of both a Western and Eastern context. In this paper, based on the analysis of various green space planning concepts and their development, a novel ‘hybrid’ approach is introduced. This ‘Green Network’ concept focuses on green and blue connectivity in urban areas and comprises the network of green spaces and the surface water system within and around settlements. The concept offers a platform for integrating best practices from Scandinavian and Chinese open space planning and can provide a guiding tool for sustainable urban development.

Keywords

city structure, fragmentation, green-blue space planning, green concepts, landscape connectivity, network analysis

Published in

Journal of Architecture and Urbanism
2016, volume: 40, number: 3, pages: 163-176

Authors' information

Xiu, Na
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Cecil (Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Cecil)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG15 Life on land
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities

UKÄ Subject classification

Landscape Architecture

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3846/20297955.2016.1210047

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/78925