Understanding Landscape: Cultural Perceptions of Environment in the UK and China

Li, Ying ORCID: 0000-0003-4296-2753 and Mell, Ian (2019) Understanding Landscape: Cultural Perceptions of Environment in the UK and China. In: Planning Cities with Nature. Cities and Nature . Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 3-16. ISBN 978-3-030-01865-8

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Abstract

Different philosophical traditions in China and the UK have contributed to the establishment of a multi-dimensional discussion of perceptions of nature. This has influenced the approach of landscape architects and planners in the design and planning of the built environment and continues to affect the treatment of private and public space design. With rapid urbanisation in the twentieth century, there has been a growing discussion (emanating from North America but also permeating discussions in the UK, Europe and more recently East Asia) of how we create places that satisfy the need and desire from the public for contact with ‘nature’. This chapter presents a comparative discussion of historical perceptions of landscape within urban development located within the UK and China. We reflect on how urban ecology has been integrated into development practices, debate the interaction of people with urban landscape and consider responses to demands for nature in cities. The chapter concludes with a review on the current practice surrounding the development and management of urban public space in China and the UK, reflecting the cultural context of nature in cities and the work of urban planning and design authorities.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Landscape Planning, Nature, Perception
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying.
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469 Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design > Design
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Ying Li
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 16:45
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 13:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6547

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