Sustainability Strategy for Wudalianchi, China

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2011-01-01
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Guo, Jingfen
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Marwan Ghandour
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This thesis develops a situated sustainability strategy for Wudalianchi, China, which has been nominated as World Heritage natural site. After reviewing related research on World Heritage; tourism and urban planning; social space, sense of place, and social sustainability; and sustainable design in the built environment, this thesis establishes a method for analyzing sustainability that features both standard and situated criteria, based on the unique aspects of the physical and built environments, as well as those of the social environment, involving spatial practice and sense of place. Using these criteria, this thesis then analyzes plans for the transformation of Wudalianchi as a host city for a World Heritage natural site and articulates where the plans might need to be further situated to achieve environmental and social sustainability. The thesis concludes with a sustainable strategy for Wudalianchi.

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