Landscape Architecture, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Sep  2019, Pages 71-82; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

A Brief Discussion on Urban Waterfront Landscape Design under the Healthy Landscape Perspective

Landscape Architecture, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Sep  2019, Pages 71-82.

DOI: 10.31058/

Feng Pan 1* , Liming Zhu 1 , Yang Wang 1 , Jialiang Li 2

1 School of Art, Hubei University, Wuhan, China

2 Beijing Geodetic Landscape Design Co., Ltd., Beijing, China

Received: 12 June 2019; Accepted: 11 July 2019; Published: 29 July 2019

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On the one hand, while the modern urban pains like garbage siege, ecological fragmentation and waterlogging push people to the extreme isolation from nature, it makes people more longing for the green hills and blue waters in cities as well. On the other hand, the traditional Chinese culture never treats nature as human’s opposing alien, but regards the two as an inseparable integrity, and only when human’s behavior conforms to natural principle, can he maintain his healthy mental and social development. The waterfront space is an important composition of an ecological city, which plays positive role in upgrading urban ecological civilization and life taste, as well as promoting resident’s mental ecology and emotional exchanges. This paper plans to start from the perspective of healthy consciousness to briefly discuss the planning and design of urban waterfront landscape by integrating the design practices of Wuhan Shahu Park around two dimensions of main healthy functions of waterfront landscape as well as planning factors and design strategies. It aims to upgrade a further understanding to the planning and design methods and their functional values of the modern ecological urban construction and waterfront landscape.


Urban Waterfront Space, Healthy Landscape Design, Design Method and Practice


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