More than ‘urban character’: An introduction to the concept of fengmao and fengmao-led planning and design in ChinaCitation formats

Standard

More than ‘urban character’: An introduction to the concept of fengmao and fengmao-led planning and design in China. / Yan, Yu; Iossifova, Deljana; Ren, Youcao.

In: Urban Design International, Vol. 26, 2021, p. 211-219.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{e92962663ea24b919d3092190799fa7e,
title = "More than {\textquoteleft}urban character{\textquoteright}: An introduction to the concept of fengmao and fengmao-led planning and design in China",
abstract = "The concept of fengmao has found wide-spread use and application in urban design and development in China over the past four decades. It is increasingly used as a means of evaluating, maintaining and preserving cultural heritage. However, the common translation as {\textquoteleft}urban character{\textquoteright} in the English language literature fails to convey the complexity and comprehensiveness of the notion. We introduce the concept in its fullness and provide brief history of the evolution of the term over recent decades, linking its rising importance with some of China{\textquoteright}s major urban and rural development turns. We illustrate the rural fengmao assessment framework on the case of the national leader in this regard, Anji County (Zhejiang Province, China). Finally, we demonstrate that current fengmao assessment and improvement efforts neglect two areas that are instrumental in sustainable development: the inclusion of (a) local stakeholders and (b) a detailed ecosystems and ecosystem services analysis as part of fengmao evaluation. We propose a more comprehensive conceptualisation and definition of fengmao which is better aligned with the aims and principles of sustainable development and offer concluding remarks.",
author = "Yu Yan and Deljana Iossifova and Youcao Ren",
year = "2021",
language = "English",
volume = "26",
pages = "211--219",
journal = "Urban Design International",
issn = "1357-5317",
publisher = "Palgrave Macmillan Ltd",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - More than ‘urban character’: An introduction to the concept of fengmao and fengmao-led planning and design in China

AU - Yan, Yu

AU - Iossifova, Deljana

AU - Ren, Youcao

PY - 2021

Y1 - 2021

N2 - The concept of fengmao has found wide-spread use and application in urban design and development in China over the past four decades. It is increasingly used as a means of evaluating, maintaining and preserving cultural heritage. However, the common translation as ‘urban character’ in the English language literature fails to convey the complexity and comprehensiveness of the notion. We introduce the concept in its fullness and provide brief history of the evolution of the term over recent decades, linking its rising importance with some of China’s major urban and rural development turns. We illustrate the rural fengmao assessment framework on the case of the national leader in this regard, Anji County (Zhejiang Province, China). Finally, we demonstrate that current fengmao assessment and improvement efforts neglect two areas that are instrumental in sustainable development: the inclusion of (a) local stakeholders and (b) a detailed ecosystems and ecosystem services analysis as part of fengmao evaluation. We propose a more comprehensive conceptualisation and definition of fengmao which is better aligned with the aims and principles of sustainable development and offer concluding remarks.

AB - The concept of fengmao has found wide-spread use and application in urban design and development in China over the past four decades. It is increasingly used as a means of evaluating, maintaining and preserving cultural heritage. However, the common translation as ‘urban character’ in the English language literature fails to convey the complexity and comprehensiveness of the notion. We introduce the concept in its fullness and provide brief history of the evolution of the term over recent decades, linking its rising importance with some of China’s major urban and rural development turns. We illustrate the rural fengmao assessment framework on the case of the national leader in this regard, Anji County (Zhejiang Province, China). Finally, we demonstrate that current fengmao assessment and improvement efforts neglect two areas that are instrumental in sustainable development: the inclusion of (a) local stakeholders and (b) a detailed ecosystems and ecosystem services analysis as part of fengmao evaluation. We propose a more comprehensive conceptualisation and definition of fengmao which is better aligned with the aims and principles of sustainable development and offer concluding remarks.

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 211

EP - 219

JO - Urban Design International

JF - Urban Design International

SN - 1357-5317

ER -