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Open access doctoral thesis series on Architecture and the Built Environment.


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


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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Open access PhD thesis series on Architecture and the Built Environment