Living with Water: Flood Adaptive Landscapes in the Yellow River Basin of China
2023-01-31作者：Yu K , Lei Z , Dihua L来源：Journal of Landscape Architecture, 2008, 3(2):6-17.分享
This paper is a report on a researchproject. It shows how the past expe-rience of adaptive strategies that have evolved in the long history of sur-vival under hazardous conditions isinspiring for us in facing future un-certainty. Based on a study of several ancient cities in the Yellow River floodplain,this paper discusses the disastrous experience of floods and waterlogging and finds three major adaptive landscape strategies: siting on high ground,constructing wallsand protective dikes,and reserving or digging ponds within cities.Theseadaptive strategies create three types of water city: water-within-city, city-in-water, and ying-yang-city. It is argued that all these traditional experiences and landscape heritages help us to understand the vernacular cultural landscape of cities in the Yellow River floodplain, and that they have important value for landscape archi-tecture and urban planning as universally applicable strategies in facing global warming and regional climate change as well as practical land-scape strategies for better urban design in this region.It is further argued that the water-adaptive landscapesare valuable features of the cultural heritage, and should be integrated into landscape and urban planning for urban development today.
文献来源：Yu K , Lei Z , Dihua L . Living with Water: Flood Adaptive Landscapes in the Yellow River Basin of China[J]. Journal of Landscape Architecture, 2008, 3(2):6-17.