Understanding Landscape Identity in the Context of Rapid Urban Change in China

Yuhan Shao, Eckart Lange, Kevin Thwaites, Zhenying Xue, Xinyu Xu
2020 Land  
China is one of the most rapidly urbanising countries in the world. In recent years, it has experienced enormous environmental changes, as well as a loss of landscape identity. This paper aims to explore the concept of landscape identity in the context of the overwhelming urbanisation in China. It develops a conceptual framework on landscape identity from different dimensions. Factors are also identified that drive the urban changes with regard to the landscape identity that develops over time.
more » ... develops over time. Taking the city of Yantai, a city in Shandong Province, as an example, it is demonstrated how this conceptual framework can be applied to help in the understanding and protection of landscape identity in China.
doi:10.3390/land9090298 fatcat:ui6lxrzvbrdcdmgoi6hv2j75iq