A Morphological Analysis of the Waterscape in Wuhan and Selected World Cities
Abstract: In November 2013, Wuhan “Year of 2049” Long-term Development Strategic Plan put forward to build Wuhan a world city. Under this background, we notice that most of the world cities not only have a higher economic level, but also have a good soft ambient just like waterscape to provide high-quality landscape and life for the citizens just like New York and Chicago. This article compares Wuhan to some typical world cities and some influential Chinese urban areas in term of the waterscape to emphasize the uniqueness and advantage. First we chose some case cities, then an evaluation system was built to analyze the water data extracted from the remote sensing image including four important quantitative indicators which were raised to describe the characteristic of the waterscape. Detailed indexes include water area, patches number, largest patch index, Split, entropy and total water line and edge density. The results indicate that Wuhan is a city with fairly large water area; its patch size is quite suitable for creating high quality living space and waterfront. The mixing degree of the land and water is extremely high and the longest waterline is a unique advantage of it. Then longest water line is the most important water character. In the comparison you can see Wuhan is the only one who owns so many lakes which several layers of living space are easy to form. Based on the research conclusion, three key development strategies were brought forward to participate in the development process of Wuhan.
文章引用: 陈祉曈 , 张 明 (2015) 武汉与世界城市的水景形态学对比分析。 地理科学研究， 4， 33-44. doi: 10.12677/GSER.2015.42005
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