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Environmental Analysis And Evaluation Of The YongDingMen Area Of Beijing

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP150221

Volume

193

Pages

12

Page Range

263 - 274

Published

2015

Size

2,685 kb

Author(s)

S. Wei

Abstract

Urban renewal is an important part of the sustainable development for human habitats. This paper implements the analytical methods of Semantic differentials (also known as the SD method) to analyze and evaluate Beijing’s YongDingMen outer zone environment, in an effort to establish case files for architectural quality based on a foundation of on-site evaluations that differentiate both the grades of existing on-site architecture and existing and possible modes of right-of-way, thereby providing a scientific basis for a renewal proposal of the target zone. Through data gathered from local residents’ emotional responses toward current living conditions, building density and public space configuration, an objective evaluation of the environment will be generated through quantitative descriptions of the subject environment and the processing of aforementioned data using statistical methods that isolate value based upon varying subject types. This leads to the completion of an analysis for Beijing’s YongDingMen outer zone environment, thereby providing suggestions for the renewal of regional urban settlements, thus contributing to the sustainable development of human habitats in the studied area.

Keywords

semantic differentials method (SD method), Beijing YongDingMen area, environmental analysis and evaluation