Na Xiu

Na Xiu
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences | SLU · Department of Urban and Rural Development

Doctor of Philosophy

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Green–blue space loss and fragmentation are particularly acute in Chinese cities due to rapid urbanization, large ring-road system and the following city compartments. Therefore, connecting urban green–blue spaces has been recently advocated by central government. This paper revised and applied the recently developed urban green network approach to...
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Lawn, the most common human-created and culture-shaped habitat in urban green areas, has recently been questioned because of the negative environmental impacts from intensive lawn management. China, a late adopter of lawns, has a great potential to implement sustainable lawns. Based on a literature review, field observations and interviews with loc...
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Green structure has undergone many changes during the process of urban development. This paper compares Stockholm, Sweden, and Xi’an, China, in order to illustrate these changes over time and how they reflect the deeper human–nature relationship. This type of analysis can uncover the cultural identity of different cities and clarify urban forms tha...
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Landscape fragmentation threatens habitats, biodiversity and other ecosystem services. In tackling this threat, the dynamic processes of social-ecological systems should be recognised and understood. Although network analysis based on graph theory has been recognised as an efficient way of spatially understanding landscape or habitat connectivity,...
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During the 20th century, a variety of concepts were developed aimed to provide frameworks for green space planning and design in urban areas. Both China and Scandinavia represent important experience in green space planning and management. However, none of the current concepts is generated based on the explicit combination of both a Western and Eas...
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past. - Victor Hugo The history of urban planning structure in Western and Eastern cities is quite varied. There are two main types of city origin – a natural resource city and a capital city. In the a case of a natural resource city, settlements developed into a vi...
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The increasing number of migrants and immigrants with Asian origin and a background of religion and philosophy like Buddhism is leading to a growing number of temple landscapes in Sweden, such as the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Building (Thai pavilion) in Jämtland and the Buddharama Temple (still under construction) in Fredrika, which would even be...
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The increasing number of migrants and immigrants with Asian origin and a background of religion and philosophy like Buddhism is leading to a growing number of temple landscapes in Sweden, such as the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Building (Thai pavilion) in Jämtland and the Buddharama Temple (still under construction) in Fredrika, which would even be...
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Shan shui (Mountain Water) is a significant component in landscape culture both in China and Scandinavia. The Chinese term for the art genre “landscape” is shan shui and both vertical and horizontal landscape paintings are abstracted from the juxtaposition of steep hills and alluvial plains that is characteristic of Chinese topography. In Scandinav...

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