HUANG Guangyu. (1983) Primary Analysis on urban organization in Mountain Area: Review on Urban Fabrics of Chong Qing. Architectural Journal. 05(05). P.14-17.

Four categories of urban organization in mountainous area

Based on the analysis of topographical and environmental context, the author summarized four categories of urban organization in mountainous area. Among which Chongqing was categorized as the last one because of its huge urban size. Resulted from the blocking of mountains and rivers, Chongqing was divided into several clusters in multi-core layout.

One the topography blocks the continuous overall-growth in Chongqing, and on the other hand it also benefit the city a lot by limiting the size of each district. By organization all the functional areas and necessary facilities in a balanced way, the daily needs of citizens could be well satisfied within the district, which also reduce the pressure on transportation. Additionally, the natural topography in-between the districts would contribute to the ecological context and living environment.

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