Public Open Space(POS) in China and the UK

Li, Ying ORCID: 0000-0003-4296-2753 (2014) Public Open Space(POS) in China and the UK. In: Specifics : proceedings ECLAS Conference 2013. Jovis, Berlin. ISBN 9783868592993

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A large number of new public open spaces, (POS), have been made in China, designed by both Chinese and Western landscape architects. Many suffer from being too similar to western precedents - and yet they are not sufficiently similar in other respects. This research is concerned with the planning, design, and assessment of small public open spaces in urban areas (public squares, riverside walks, pedestrian streets etc.). (1)Why are some public open spaces popular and others unpopular? (2)How should the quality of public open spaces be assessed? (3)How should cities plan and design make successful POS for the 21 century? Many mistakes have been made and this paper lays the basis for an evidence-based theoretical framework for decision-making which will use functional, ecological and visual assessment criteria. Data is being collected in Tianjin, China, and London, UK. It will be analyzed with a Geographical Information System software. The paper will focus on an approach to the assessment of public open spaces that could be used before and after open spaces are built.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public open spaces; China; United Kingdom
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying.
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Ying Li
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 15:10
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:23

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