Openly accessible

Towards sustainable heritage tourism: a space syntax-based analysis method to improve tourists’ spatial cognition in Chinese historic districts

Xu, Yabing, Rollo, John, Jones, David S., Esteban, Yolanda, Tong, Hui and Mu, Qipeng 2020, Towards sustainable heritage tourism: a space syntax-based analysis method to improve tourists’ spatial cognition in Chinese historic districts, Buildings, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 1-18, doi: 10.3390/buildings10020029.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Towards sustainable heritage tourism: a space syntax-based analysis method to improve tourists’ spatial cognition in Chinese historic districts
Author(s) Xu, Yabing
Rollo, JohnORCID iD for Rollo, John orcid.org/0000-0003-3888-1977
Jones, David S.ORCID iD for Jones, David S. orcid.org/0000-0003-3990-5520
Esteban, YolandaORCID iD for Esteban, Yolanda orcid.org/0000-0001-7167-748X
Tong, Hui
Mu, Qipeng
Journal name Buildings
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Article ID 29
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2020
ISSN 2075-5309
Keyword(s) space syntax
canal town
spatial cognition
sustainable heritage tourism
Summary Historical and cultural blocks in Chinese historic districts are important components of sustainable heritage tourism. In towns along the Grand Canal, historical and cultural blocks are generally integrated with modern commerce, forming a complex space characterized by multi-elements, multi-cultures, and multi-functions. The understanding of tourists’ spatial cognition thus becomes extremely important to support heritage conservation and encourage sustainable heritage tourism. This study proposes a space syntax-based methodology to help inform heritage consultants and urban designers in understanding the tourists’ spatial cognition of canal town cultural blocks, and thereby assists designers and managers in identifying where cognitive experiences can be improved. The proposed method is applied to Nanyang, which is a canal town currently in decline in Shandong Province, and is contrasted with the ancient town of Wuzhen in Zhejiang Province, China, a highly successful tourist town. By using this proposed method, the relationship between street networks and tourists’ spatial cognition has been explored. The results of the analysis were evaluated in order to inform a range of design concepts that could enhance the sustainable heritage tourism experience of these two towns.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/buildings10020029
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30135068

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 28 Abstract Views, 1 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Sat, 15 Feb 2020, 09:49:32 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.