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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2019, Vol. 7 Issue (6) : 1-6     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-1-010005
EDITORIAL
WONDERLAND IS A SLOW PLACE
Kongjian YU
Doctor of Design at Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; Honorary Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Professor of College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University
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The author first examines the origin and development of the international Citta Slow movement, and points out that the growing Citta Slow movement in China can be understood as a New Ruralism Movement for urban residents and the vision of Citta Slow in China is a romantic ideal of the Beautiful Countryside. The article then argues that slowing cities which operate at a moderate speed can create more pleasant and livable environments through the smart use of space, an energy-saving development, and harmony between man and nature. Finally, in the critical period of Beautiful China Construction and the new stage of China’s urbanization, five principles are proposed for designers and developers to apply into planning and design of slowing cities.

Keywords Slowing City      Citta Slow      Beautiful Countryside      New Ruralism Movement in China      Slow Traffic Infrastructure      New Lifestyles     
Issue Date: 21 January 2020
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Kongjian YU. WONDERLAND IS A SLOW PLACE[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(6): 1-6.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-1-010005
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2019/V7/I6/1
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