Village + park : using ecotourism to revitalize Xiamen Village in Tea Valley National Park

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dc.contributor.advisor Bussiere, Simon M. Gu, Chenyuan 2015-05-15T14:01:28Z 2015-05-15T14:01:28Z 2015-05-02
dc.description.abstract China’s national parks need to attract more tourists and protect existing natural habitats. Meanwhile, Chinese villages are facing the gaps between adapting to rapid modernization and protecting traditional culture. This creative project introduces ecotourism in part of Tea Valley National Park as a sustainable economic development strategy to conserve environmental heritage (including natural and cultural heritage) by engaging local communities and other stakeholders in the tourism development process. This creative project explores sustainable expansion design strategies for constructing and operating a national park, with its surrounding village. The focus area includes three sites with different existing potential and value. The project uses landscape architecture and architecture design principles to propose a master plan for developing ecotourism in Tea Valley National Park. The research uses literature review, case studies and site analysis to identify best-practice design strategies for achieving this goal. The final deliverables include a master plan, site sections, diagrams, and experiential perspectives. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.subject.lcsh Ecotourism -- China -- Tea Valley National Park.
dc.subject.lcsh National parks and reserves -- Landscape architecture -- China -- Tea Valley National Park.
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- China -- Tea Valley National Park.
dc.title Village + park : using ecotourism to revitalize Xiamen Village in Tea Valley National Park en_US
dc.title.alternative Village plus park
dc.type Creative project (M.L.A.), 6 hours. Thesis (M.L.A.) en_US

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