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Book Chapter: Restoration of Forests Associated with New Town Development in Hong Kong

TitleRestoration of Forests Associated with New Town Development in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer
Citation
Restoration of Forests Associated with New Town Development in Hong Kong. In Stanturf, J., Madsen, P & Lamb, D (Eds.), A Goal-oriented approach to forest landscape restoration, p. 129-148. Dordrecht; New York: Springer, 2012 How to Cite?
AbstractThe new town program in Hong Kong initiated in the 1970s has thus far shifted about two million people from the old city core to previous rural and countryside areas. Such massive urban growth, resulting in the creation of nine new towns, has brought extensive intrusion into farmlands and natural hill slopes, and imposed widespread influence on pre-urbanization natural and cultural vegetation. This study aimed at understanding the following aspects of the urban forests associated with Tai Po new town development: the nature and magnitude of the positive and negative vegetation changes, the geometric pattern and distribution of forest cover dynamics, the present forest condition and performance, and the factors and processes leading to vegetation modification and restoration. The concepts of precision land use zoning, green infilling and assisted relay floristic in urban forestry work were proposed. The implications of the findings to the preservation and creation of high quality nature in compact urban development were explored.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190832
ISBN
Series/Report no.World forests; 16

 

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dc.contributor.authorJim, CYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T15:48:59Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-17T15:48:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationRestoration of Forests Associated with New Town Development in Hong Kong. In Stanturf, J., Madsen, P & Lamb, D (Eds.), A Goal-oriented approach to forest landscape restoration, p. 129-148. Dordrecht; New York: Springer, 2012en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9789400753372-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190832-
dc.description.abstractThe new town program in Hong Kong initiated in the 1970s has thus far shifted about two million people from the old city core to previous rural and countryside areas. Such massive urban growth, resulting in the creation of nine new towns, has brought extensive intrusion into farmlands and natural hill slopes, and imposed widespread influence on pre-urbanization natural and cultural vegetation. This study aimed at understanding the following aspects of the urban forests associated with Tai Po new town development: the nature and magnitude of the positive and negative vegetation changes, the geometric pattern and distribution of forest cover dynamics, the present forest condition and performance, and the factors and processes leading to vegetation modification and restoration. The concepts of precision land use zoning, green infilling and assisted relay floristic in urban forestry work were proposed. The implications of the findings to the preservation and creation of high quality nature in compact urban development were explored.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofA Goal-oriented approach to forest landscape restoration-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorld forests; 16-
dc.titleRestoration of Forests Associated with New Town Development in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailJim, CY: hragjcy@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityJim, CY=rp00549en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-007-5338-9_6-
dc.identifier.hkuros223966en_US
dc.identifier.spage129en_US
dc.identifier.epage148en_US
dc.publisher.placeDordrecht; New Yorken_US

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