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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2019, Vol. 7 Issue (3) : 146-155     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-1-050003
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ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION BASED ON A REGIONAL POLYCENTRIC GOVERNANCE MODEL — REGENERATION OF THE KAREZ WATER SYSTEM IN TURPAN REGION
Zehui DU()
Master Student in Landscape Architecture, College of Arts, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology
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Abstract

With the population boom and the rapid industrial and agricultural development, regional water demand has exceeded the supply capacity in Turpan. Modern water infrastructure not only made the unique ecosystem formed by the Karez out-of-balance, but also devitalized the oasis civilization and the indigenous cultural landscape associated with the Karez. Taking the Karez system as an example, this article proposes planning and design schemes and roadmaps based on a regional polycentric governance model to explore a new path of public environmental governance which coordinates the interests of all stakeholders. Four strategies are proposed: 1) establishing the water account management system; 2) establishing an ecological agriculture water saving and control mechanism; 3) introducing an agriculture-husbandry-fishery circular development mode; and 4) revitalizing abandoned space. By re-identifying water supply and demand, rebalancing the existing resources and regional development, and encouraging the role of landscape as ecological infrastructure, resilient landscape and sustainable resource utilization could be realized to maximize the public interest.

Keywords Polycentric Governance Model      Turpan      The Karez      Water Account      Ecological Agriculture      Abandoned Space     
Corresponding Author(s): Zehui DU   
Issue Date: 24 July 2019
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Zehui DU. ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION BASED ON A REGIONAL POLYCENTRIC GOVERNANCE MODEL — REGENERATION OF THE KAREZ WATER SYSTEM IN TURPAN REGION[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(3): 146-155.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-1-050003
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2019/V7/I3/146
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