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Strategic urban design from a sustainable tourism perspective: a case study from the city of Guangzhou, China
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2006 (English)In: Sustainable City IV: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability / [ed] Mander, U; Brebbia, CA; Tiezzi, E, 2006, 333-342 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the economy booming, the City of Guangzhou sprawled its urban domain quickly. The city was vulnerably struggling on the brink of discretionary control as it lacked the overarching policies for sustainable development. In 2003 the government of Guangzhou initiated a Tourism Planning and Urban Design Consultation to control the development of Seagull Island, which was an agricultural island located in the Pearl River with a population of 20,000 and which is now part of the New-City of Guangzhou. This paper presents the strategic urban design and the design process from a sustainable tourism perspective. To carry out the scheme, a variety of approaches and tools were explored to optimise the design process, which tried to meet social, economic and environmental objectives. The integrated toolbox includes both quantitative and qualitative tools for different design stages, among which working process, SWOT analysis and environmental carrying capacity analysis were thoroughly discussed.

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2006. 333-342 p.
, Wit Transactions On Ecology And The Environment, ISSN 1746-448X
Keyword [en]
strategic urban design, sustainable tourism, integrated toolbox, environmental carrying capacity analysis, SWOT analysis, virtual reality, tourism market analysis
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Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-42248DOI: 10.2495/SC060321ISI: 000240491500032ScopusID: 2-s2.0-36148940597ISBN: 1-84564-040-3OAI: diva2:446363
4th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability Location: Tallinn, Estonia, Date: JUL 17-19, 2006
QC 20111007Available from: 2011-10-07 Created: 2011-10-06 Last updated: 2011-10-07Bibliographically approved

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