Research on landscape evolution methods in the perspective of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)

2023-11-29 11:02 SHANG Qianjin, DUAN Xiaodi and CHEN Xixi

By SHANG Qianjin1, DUAN Xiaodi(corresponding author)2, and CHEN Xixi1

(1. West Yunnan University of Applied Sciences, Dali, Yunnan, 671000; 2. DaLi Vocational and Technical College of Agriculture and Forestry, Dali, Yunnan, 671000)

Abstract: In the rapid processes of globalization and urbanization, many historical urban landscapes and local cultures have suffered varying degrees of destruction. In response to the numerous challenges in historic urban preservation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has put forward the theory of “Historic Urban Landscape” (HUL), which provides new concepts and methods for sustainable heritage management. In this paper, we conduct research on the theoretical foundations of the HUL theory and extract the essence and advantages of the HUL theory as a new paradigm for preservation. Combined with landscape ecology methodology, this article constructs a research methodology for landscape evolution, which includes “recognition of landscape characteristics - analysis of layered evolution - summarization of landscape evolution laws - research on preservation and revitalization strategies”. This research provides new perspectives and references for the preservation and development of historic urban areas in China.

Key words: Historic Urban Landscape, landscape evolution, historic urban preservation and renewal, heritage management

SHANG Qianjin, DUAN Xiaodi, CHEN Xixi. Research on landscape evolution methods in the perspective of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL). BioGreen - Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development. Vol. 1, November 2023. Total Issues 52. ISSN2749-9065


Figure 1. Sources of landscape evolution research theories


Figure 2. Sketch map of historic city development from the perspective of landscape evolution


Figure 3. Research ideas on landscape evolution


Figure 4. Relationship between physical and humanistic environmental elements


Figure 5. Landscape characteristic elements


Figure 6. The relationship between spatial carriers and landscape characteristic elements