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Tianchu, Duan and Huiqiao, Li, 2012. 1/2 Space Urban Landscape Design Approaches for Gothenburg Riverside Development. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Architecture (until 121231)



Nowadays, rising water level is a problem faced by many cities which has put alert to us. If we don’t continue paying more
attention to these issues, we will lose our homes. Therefore, it is time to change the way we build our cities. This paper uses
flood control as a precondition and proposes an urban landscape design method for riverside development.
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and has serious flooding problems when facing the potential extreme weather.
Based on data analysis, there are two main reasons that cause the flood issue: one is the saltwater intrusion, and the other
one is climate change. There are many abandoned industrial areas next to water in central parts of the city which need to be
renewed. Such as Ringön, our study site, its central location and proximity to the water become important opportunities to
get more attention and development. Ringön area has a good chance to be changed into public space and residential area,
especially the waterfront area.
This paper depends on the methodology of Ian Thompson’s theory of three principal value systems that influence landscape
architectural practice- Delight, Community and Ecology. We have a profound understanding and knowledge of how to use
resources of a riverfront space, then we put forward our design concept, the 1/2 space theory which combine the methodology
and system theory together.
The design proposal is based on the concept of 1/2 space theory which analyses the site background and design process.
These studies have ended up in analysis for the further evaluation both locally and regionally. The consequences of the
project is to alleviate the local flooding problem, bring a comfortable living environment to citizens, as well as promote the
Delight, Community and Ecological values to Ringön and the places nearby, and in the end, to achieve an urban sustainable

Main title:1/2 Space Urban Landscape Design Approaches for Gothenburg Riverside Development
Authors:Tianchu, Duan and Huiqiao, Li
Supervisor:Bergsjö, Anna
Examiner:Lindholm, Gunilla and Gustavsson, Eva
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM001 Urban Landscape Dynamics - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Keywords:climate change, flooding, public space, sustainability, urban landscape planning and design
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