- Integrated management of urban green space - the case in Guangzhou China    click here to open paper content1451 kb
by    Huang, Dingxi & Lu, Chuanting & Wang, Guanxian | dxhuang@hkusua.hku.hk   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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For the rapidly developing cities in China, conserving urban green space against the desire to sprawl is the first step of building a low carbon city. This paper presents the case of practice and innovation in Guangzhou,the 3rd largest city in China.
In the context of contemporary city development the connotation of urban green space has extended to include the green space of the complex urban ecosystem consisting of various forms of non-constructional land including gardens, parks, vertical plants, forestry, farm lands, wetland and waterways. Conservation of the urban green spaces can both build up a backbone of natural ecological network to support the sustainability of the regions under fast urbanization and reduce carbon emission by achieving a compact urban form. Guangzhou, as the 3rd largest city of China, can be taken as a typical sample for studying the status and solution for urban green space management. The city has adopted the development strategy that emphasizing on both decentralization and ecological environmental improvement since 2000. In this paper administrative framework and policy for Urban Green Space management in Guangzhou, China is analyzed using the principles of integrated management. Results show that the practice in Guangzhou, China is showing the trend of adopting the principles of integrated management. Finally recommendations for better defining and implementing the integrated urban green space manage framework are proposed.
urban green space, integrated management, Guangzhou China
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