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Liang Xiong – Pearl ­River ­Delta: Scales, Times, ­Domains

2020-11-14

A Mapping Method for the Exploration of Rapidly Urbanizing Deltas

The research aims to provide an understanding of an urbanizing delta in which different scales,  times, and domains are related to each other; and to examine how this understanding can be used  in a planning and design process in a rapidly urbanizing delta. A mapping method is developed  according to the key notions in the understanding of urban deltas, namely its systems, scales, and  temporality. The systematic mapping approach was used to organize and analyze both short-term  and long-term spatial data during the rapid delta urbanization processes by transforming spatial data  via scales, times, and domains.

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  • Liang Xiong – Pearl ­River ­Delta: Scales, Times, ­Domains

    2020-11-14

    A Mapping Method for the Exploration of Rapidly Urbanizing Deltas

    The research aims to provide an understanding of an urbanizing delta in which different scales,  times, and domains are related to each other; and to examine how this understanding can be used  in a planning and design process in a rapidly urbanizing delta. A mapping method is developed  according to the key notions in the understanding of urban deltas, namely its systems, scales, and  temporality. The systematic mapping approach was used to organize and analyze both short-term  and long-term spatial data during the rapid delta urbanization processes by transforming spatial data  via scales, times, and domains.

    Read more about Liang Xiong – Pearl ­River ­Delta: Scales, Times, ­Domains
  • Mei Liu – Mapping Landscape Spaces

    2020-11-14

    Understanding, interpretation, and the use of spatial-visual landscape characteristics in landscape design

    Landscape design focuses on the construction and articulation of outdoor space and results in landscape architectonic compositions. In order to communicate about three-dimensional forms and functions, vocabulary, representations, and tools (in terms of spatial-visual characteristics) are of fundamental importance for landscape architects to describe, interpret, and manipulate landscape spaces. While combining design vocabulary and landscape indicators, qualitative and quantitative mapping approaches, visual representation and interpretation methods, this research aims to provide a framework for describing, understanding, and communicating about spatial-visual characteristics in landscape design.

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