After four decades of fierce urban growth driven by economic development, China recently adopted a three redline policy to protect its permanent farmland, vital ecosystems and to contain urban expansion. To delineate urban growth boundaries (UGBs), the currently adopted land-use suitability methods all use quantitative indicators to define a compromise...
Christian Nolf is an Assistant Professor in the Group Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning at Wageningen University since September 2021. He earned a MSc in Civil Engineering Architecture (2001, UCL Louvain, Belgium _ cum laude), an advanced Master of Urbanism & Strategic Planning (2006-2008, KU Leuven & UPC Barcelona_summa cum laude) and a PhD in Landscape Urbanism (2009-2013, KU Leuven & UHasselt) with a thesis focusing on interplays between water management and urbanisation in Flanders. Prior to Wageningen University, he has held academic positions in Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China (Program Director of the MSc Urban Design, 2014-2021), Antwerp University (Docent in Architecture, 2013-14), and in the European Masters in Urbanism (Teaching Assistant, KU Leuven, IUAVenezia, TUDelft, UPC Barcelona, 2010-2014). His research uses historical analysis, mapping and research-through-design to investigate the interplay of landscape, infrastructure, and urbanism across scales. His work, produced through studios, workshops, and studies, has been exhibited and published internationally and awarded with several prizes.