Landscape Architecture Frontiers 043

Ecological Restoration through Territorial Spatial Planning


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SpecificationsISBN: 978-1-951541-41-5 Binding: Soft Bound Pages: 164pp Publication Date: Spring 2020 Size: 11″ x 11.5″ Portrait World Rights: Available

This issue focuses on:

1) Exploring the significance of territorial spatial planning by stressing its necessity and main ideas under the contemporary background of ecological civilization construction in China, while re-examining the role of landscape architects in this reform.

2) Strengthening research on related methodologies and techniques of urban ecological planning, ecological security pattern, ecological infrastructure, and ecological restoration to improve cities’ liveability and resilience and rebuild harmonious human-nature relationship under a mandatory planning framework combined with resilient measures, avoiding inflexible ecological conservation practices.

3) Analyzing and learning from diversified efforts made by different countries and regions to promote urban development while protecting ecosystems, particularly their experience on territorial, regional, and urban planning that is significantly valuable to the Chinese counterpart, to leverage the value of territorial natural resources.

4) Exploring feasible approaches that help restore urban ecosystem structure and ecological elements, and improve planning and design methods on specific sites, so as to enhance spatial construction and ecological quality, to eventually improve a national eco-security pattern with scientific and user-friendly planning and design.

5) Encouraging applications of research frontiers in geology, macro-ecology, regional economics, public management, and sustainability science.

Kongjian Yu is a doctor of design at Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, is an honorary foreign fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a professor at the College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University.

Niall Kirkwood is a professor of landscape architecture and technology, is the director at the Center for Technology and Environment, and is the co-director of technology platform, at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Christina von Haaren is a professor and PhD supervisor at the Institute of Environmental Planning, Leibniz University Hanover.

Zhifang Wang is an associated professor and PhD supervisor at the College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University.

Bruno De Meulder is a professor of urbanism, OSA Research Group, at the Department of Architecture, and a faculty member at engineering Science, KU Leuven.

Xiaoxuan Lu is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Hong Kong

Federico Ruberto is the co-founder of reMIX Studio, an adjunct faculty member in the department of architecture and sustainable design at Singapore University of Technology and Design.




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Publication date

Spring 2020


11" x 11.5" Portrait

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