Fulbright Scholar (Research): Plan for the Future by Visualizing Historical Urban Landscapes on the Web

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Dr. Xinhao Wang

Professor Planning
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
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The grant will enable me to develop a prototype Web-based interactive visual GIS (V-GIS) to study and interpret urban landscapes of Jinan, China. The tasks include identification, interpretation, and visual reconstruction of historical urban landscapes. The project is designed on the development of urban identity, ecological aesthetics, GIS, visualization, and the Internet to advance the impact of social sciences, humanities, and information technologies on urban history and urban planning studies.

This study is built upon my research and teaching experience in environmental planning and GIS applications in planning support. I am collaborating with professors at Shandong University on a project sponsored by the China National Grant for Social Science Program (CNGSP). This Fulbright sponsored project will provide an empirical study to complement the CNGSP theoretical study and help to demonstrate the importance of aesthetics in sustainable urbanization.

Grant Dates: January 2010 – August 2010

Project commenced on September 17, 2009

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