• Capabilities: Landscape Architecture, Architecture
  • Sectors: Retail, Public Sector, Water and Utilities, Natural Resources

Yangzhou Riverpark

Yangzhou, China - The Chinese city of Yangzhou is around 300 kilometres to the west of Shanghai. The city lies at a strategic location where the Grand Canal flows into the Yangtze River. The city stands out because of its considerable attention to retaining cultural-historic elements, in combination with developing the city sustainably.

Flooding

No more flooding due to climate dykes and water buffers that regulate water level

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Tradition and sustainable development gives image boost to Yangzhou

Improving water management and water go hand in hand in river park

Development sustainable riverpark

A 10 km2 river park is planned along a tributary of the Yangtze, which will improve the city's recreational and ecological quality, but also water safety. The park is, so to speak, a water machine where water is first purified in artificial wetlands and subsequently stored, so clean water is available in dry times for all manner of urban uses. The park also contributes to increasing biodiversity and forms an ecological corridor across the urban area. Lastly, the park will contribute significantly to the city's image, since preserving tradition and sustainable development go hand in hand.


Outcomes

Flooding

No more flooding due to climate dykes and water buffers that regulate water level

Image

Tradition and sustainable development gives image boost to Yangzhou

Landscape

Complete with business district, urban agriculture and water treatment

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