Green Corridor Plan(1975)/ From Nomadic to Settled

Fig. 1: Sheeping herding of nomads in Mongolia (Source: Jennifer L. Hanson, Nations in Transition: Mongolia (USA: Facts On File, 2004), 87).)

 

Fig. 2: Urbanization in Ulaanbaatar (1950s) (Source: “These Cities Have Gone Through Incredible Transformations Over The Years (50 Pics) – Today News.” Accessed December 19, 2018. http://t0daynewz.blogspot.com/2015/05/these-cities-have-gone-through.html.)

The above images compare the nomadic lifestlye of the Mongols and the modern city life in Ulaanbaatar. Both lifestlyes may seem unrelated to one another, but the Green Corridor Plan (1975) had connected the dots by retaining ger settlments in the urban as well as introducing a public green corridor. This implied that some features of the nomadic culture can be extracted and co-exist in the city life, which not only helps to increase the quality of the living environment but also contains the cultural value and spirit of the Mongolians.

References:

Hanson, Jennifer L. Nations in Transition: Mongolia. USA: Facts On File, 2004.

“These Cities Have Gone Through Incredible Transformations Over The Years (50 Pics) – Today News.” Accessed December 19, 2018. http://t0daynewz.blogspot.com/2015/05/these-cities-have-gone-through.html.

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