2023-10-11作者：Yu K, Li D, Li N来源： Landscape & Urban Planning, 2006, 76(1-4):223-239.分享
This paper focuses on the evolution of Greenway planning and implementation in China, and provides a historical context to
the Greenway concept. It was found that:
(1) Although the concept of Greenway was an adaptation from the Western World, the Chinese have a history of more than 2000
years of Greenway planning and implementation. Chinese Greenways have been called various names and were planned for various reasons.
(2) The long history of Greenway planning and implementation in China was mainly a “top-down” approach, which, while very
effective under a centralized administrative system, often lacked a scientific basis and significant public participation.
(3) The functions of the Greenways were mainly protection and productive, with little concern for human uses such recreational
uses of cycling and hiking.
Greenways in China are discussed chronologically and in three categories:
(1) Riparian Greenways run along rivers, streams and water channels. The history of these Greenways dates more than 2000
years, since a time when trees were grown along canals and city moats. They have in modern times evolved into a network
of drainage channels.
(2) Greenways along transportation corridors. These Greenways run parallel to state and provincial highways, railroads, country
roads and urban streets and evolved from tree plantings along highways. Used exclusively by emperors, the green corridor networks have been systematically planned and constructed at a national scale and directly organized by the central
(3) Greenways along farmland for wind protection. These plantings evolved from individual segments of windbreak rows to a
network of protective windbreaks and the large, regional scale “Green Great Wall” project running along the northern edge
As Greenways have evolved in China, they reflect changes in ideology, utilization and scale; from protection of production or
beautification to ecological and multiple uses, and from small-scale fragments to a systematic regional and national network. The
occurrence of disasters, the involvement of state leaders and the influence of science played an important role in the evolution
of Greenways in China.
文章来源：Yu K, Li D, Li N. The evolution of Greenways in China[J]. Landscape & Urban Planning, 2006, 76(1-4):223-239.