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Article: Factors influencing the spatial pattern of sky gardens in the compact city of Hong Kong

TitleFactors influencing the spatial pattern of sky gardens in the compact city of Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCompact city
Data collection
Green ratio
Green spaces
Ground-level
Issue Date2011
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/landurbplan
Citation
Landscape and Urban Planning, 2011, v. 101 n. 4, p. 299-309 How to Cite?
AbstractSky garden is a hot topic in current research in urban ecology and landscape planning. However, due to the difficulty of data collection and processing, there are surprisingly few published guidelines exploring the spatial distribution of sky gardens and the factors that influence their presence in compact cities. By matching maps of buildings, green cover, district boundaries and roof and podium level layers, the spatial pattern of sky gardens and the factors in Hong Kong were analyzed. Suggestions for future development of sky gardens were also discussed. The results indicate that both roofs and podiums are not adequately utilized by green spaces. High green ratios of roof gardens exist on 5-20-floor buildings or buildings located in areas of low density for most land uses and most districts. Several factors play significant roles in the green ratios of podium gardens in some districts, such as building density in WC, S, E and HKI as a whole and podium areas in WC, SSP and KC. The development of sky gardens has not improved with town development and has not adequately compensated for limited ground-level green spaces. The spacious roof and podium areas that are available provide the potential for the extensive development of sky gardens with high green ratios and biodiversity. Systematic planning on a large scale that incorporates measures for increasing biodiversity and forming green networks may be an effective strategy to solve the problem of the extreme shortage of sky gardens in compact cities. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157917
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.654
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.699
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology2009-TD-03
Funding Information:

Special thanks are given to Department of Geography. University of Hong Kong, for purchasing the digital data from the Hong Kong Government. This work was supported by State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology (2009-TD-03).

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dc.description.abstractSky garden is a hot topic in current research in urban ecology and landscape planning. However, due to the difficulty of data collection and processing, there are surprisingly few published guidelines exploring the spatial distribution of sky gardens and the factors that influence their presence in compact cities. By matching maps of buildings, green cover, district boundaries and roof and podium level layers, the spatial pattern of sky gardens and the factors in Hong Kong were analyzed. Suggestions for future development of sky gardens were also discussed. The results indicate that both roofs and podiums are not adequately utilized by green spaces. High green ratios of roof gardens exist on 5-20-floor buildings or buildings located in areas of low density for most land uses and most districts. Several factors play significant roles in the green ratios of podium gardens in some districts, such as building density in WC, S, E and HKI as a whole and podium areas in WC, SSP and KC. The development of sky gardens has not improved with town development and has not adequately compensated for limited ground-level green spaces. The spacious roof and podium areas that are available provide the potential for the extensive development of sky gardens with high green ratios and biodiversity. Systematic planning on a large scale that incorporates measures for increasing biodiversity and forming green networks may be an effective strategy to solve the problem of the extreme shortage of sky gardens in compact cities. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectCompact cityen_US
dc.subjectData collectionen_US
dc.subjectGreen ratioen_US
dc.subjectGreen spacesen_US
dc.subjectGround-levelen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing the spatial pattern of sky gardens in the compact city of Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailTian, Y: tianyuhong@bnu.edu.cnen_US
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