Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2018, Page: 64-72
The Comparison and Experiential Learning in the Metropolitan Delta
Yan Wang, School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing, China; Centre for Mobility and Spatial Planning, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Wei Wu, Jiangsu Institute of Urban Planning and Design, Nanjing, China
Luuk Boelens, Centre for Mobility and Spatial Planning, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Received: Sep. 16, 2018;       Published: Sep. 18, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.urp.20180302.14      View  1083      Downloads  70
Throughout the history of the world, the development of cities is inseparable from the large water system and the ocean. The world-class urban agglomerations are concentrated on the delta metropolitans that water-affluent areas. Since ancient times, the whole world has commonness in delta`s development. Since the 1980s, the massive urbanization processes featuring the typical Time-Space compression, enhance complicated conflicts in China`s daily life. The enormous floods of the global climate change, soil erosion, environmental pollution, water resources waste, and the loss of hydrology landscape also affect the urban development. As a result the Chinese government has induced the “New urbanization”, “Sponge City- project” and so forth, "Scientific urbanization" and sustainable ecological urban planning gain wide attention. This paper will focus on the urban development of the Delta metropolitans. The methods of literature research, re-mapping, case sudy, comparative study, multi-perspective study will be applied in this paper. It will take the Yangtze River Delta and Euro Delta as examples, compare the similarities and differences of these two deltas in perspective of urban morphology and delta governance. The aspects of urban morphology contains city site selection, urban form and urban elements, the cores evolution and historical superposition of urban agglomeration. Actor, factor, institution, as the city gene leave their traces on the urban fabric. The paper also learns the experiences of water management and city-group development from both deltas. The Yangtze River Delta could learn from the Euro Delta in terms of the urban revitalization and the reconstruction of waterfront areas. In conclusion, it will give suggestions for future`s urban resilience development.
Metropolitan Delta, Comparison, Experiential Learning, Urban Resilience
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Yan Wang, Wei Wu, Luuk Boelens, The Comparison and Experiential Learning in the Metropolitan Delta, Urban and Regional Planning. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2018, pp. 64-72. doi: 10.11648/j.urp.20180302.14
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