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Towards a sustainable community: Applying Xing-shi Feng-shui pattern to reshape community structure in West Don Lands


2008 2008

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This thesis explores the application of Xing-shi Feng-shui Form School pattern to enhance sustainability in community design. Case study review yielded an understanding of the forms and patterns that resulted from application of Xing-shi Feng-shui in ancient cities in China. Through a review of literature on sustainable development movements, design principles were identified and used to assess the existing design plan for the West Don Lands community in Toronto. Identification of site issues and assessment of the potential for application of Xing-shui Feng-shui pattern led to development of a modified plan for the site. The LEED – ND rating system was used to evaluate both the existing plan and the modified plan to assess the extent to which each met objective measures of sustainability. This research contributes to an understanding of the potential contribution of Xing-shi Feng-shui concepts to enhance sustainable community design.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Landscape architecture;
Urban planning
Classification
0390: Landscape architecture
0999: Urban planning
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Ontario
Title
Towards a sustainable community: Applying Xing-shi Feng-shui pattern to reshape community structure in West Don Lands
Author
Peng, Dali
Number of pages
105
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0081
Source
MAI 47/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780494418567
University/institution
University of Guelph (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.L.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MR41856
ProQuest document ID
304597542
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304597542
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