Towards a sustainable community: Applying Xing-shi Feng-shui pattern to reshape community structure in West Don Lands
Posted on 29. Jul, 2011 by James Miller
|Title||Towards a sustainable community: Applying Xing-shi Feng-shui pattern to reshape community structure in West Don Lands|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Publisher||University of Guelph (Canada)|
|Keywords||Landscape architecture, Urban planning|
This thesis explores the application of Xing-shi Feng-shui Form School pattern to enhance sustainability in community design. Case study review yielded an understanding of the forms and patterns that resulted from application of Xing-shi Feng-shui in ancient cities in China. Through a review of literature on sustainable development movements, design principles were identified and used to assess the existing design plan for the West Don Lands community in Toronto. Identification of site issues and assessment of the potential for application of Xing-shui Feng-shui pattern led to development of a modified plan for the site. The LEED - ND rating system was used to evaluate both the existing plan and the modified plan to assess the extent to which each met objective measures of sustainability. This research contributes to an understanding of the potential contribution of Xing-shi Feng-shui concepts to enhance sustainable community design.