Water-related urbanization and locality: Protection and utilization of water environment as well as planning and design of water space in a sustainable perspective
WANG Fang1(),WANG Shunyi1,PROMINSKI Martin2
1.College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; NSFC-DFG Sino-German Cooperation Group on Urbanization and Locality, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China 2. Faculty of Architecture and Landscape; NSFC-DFG Sino-German Cooperation Group on Urbanization and Locality, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover 30419, Germany
In recent years, water pollution, water shortage and natural disasters caused by the unsustainable use of water resources have restricted the social and economic development of cities, regions and countries, and posed a threat to the safety of ecological environment and the sustainable development of human beings. How to ensure the sustainable development and utilization of water resources and the preservation and enrichment of cultural localities, in the process of environmental evolution and urban development, has become a major challenge for ecological environment protection, urban planning and design. Under the background of environmental changes, the bilateral symposium focuses on the theme of "Protection and utilization of water environment as well as planning and design of water space in a sustainable perspective", involving the fields of planning, geography, landscape, architecture, tourism, ecology, hydraulic engineering and history. During the symposium, participants jointly explored the issues of water resources protection and sustainable development faced by China and Germany in different stages of urbanization development, as well as their relevant strategies and experiences. Twenty-nine experts from China and Germany exchanged ideas/views around three major hydrological issues related to the process of urbanization, including challenges between water environment protection and utilization, sustainable use of water resources, and water-related planning strategies. On one hand, Chinese scholars provided diverse cases and accumulated water management experience in the long-term practice and latest developments in water technology; on the other hand, German scholars introduced innovative design concepts and technical methods, as well as citizen spontaneous practice. Through the sharing and communication, the experts in different fields have proposed sustainable water resources utilization and water space planning and design strategies based on local characteristics. The scholars also discussed how to build up cooperation channels and models in bilateral academic research, personnel training and results communication.
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