Leisure Landscape Cities

  • Taichun WangEmail author
  • Juheng Li
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


Landscape refers to different ideas in different disciplines such as landscaping theories and practices. Ordinary people typically think of landscapes as scenery or garden imagery, such as urban green spaces that serve aesthetic and useful purposes, or natural landscapes. Landscape is defined both in a narrow and broad way in ecology. Landscape narrowly refers to heterogeneous geographic units that are composed of different ecosystems and exhibit repetitive patterns within a radius ranging from dozens to hundreds of kilometers. A landscape complex that reflects the climatic, geographic, biological, economic, social, and cultural features is referred to as a region. The narrow definition of a landscape and a region are usually referred to as macroscopic landscape. Landscape broadly includes microscopic and macroscopic spatial units that can be patchy or heterogeneous. Urban landscape patterns and urban landscape element combinations must be viewed as an integrated landscape system to avoid one-dimensional thinking that ignores either the microscopic or macroscopic scale and provide for scientific and rational urban landscapes. The urban landscape system can thus be distinctive and fascinated and push the urban landscape pattern to prioritize people.


Pearl River Delta Urban Landscape Cultural Landscape Natural Landscape Chinese City 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lanzhou City UniversityLanzhouChina

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