Study on Recreation Function of Urban Recreational Business Districts -A Case Study in Guangzhou, China

Yuhua Liu


As an important comprehensive functional district, RBD was attracting increasing number of attentions from academe and other fields since the conception was come up. The study tries to briefly introduce the evolution of RBD. The study aims at the problems that happened to the RBD in Guangzhou, China. Beijing Road RBD is located in Yuexiu District of Guangzhou City. It has rich historical and cultural resources and long-standing tradition of business. However, from the perspective of recreational function, Beijing Road RBD lacks of recreational atmosphere. The article describes the analysis of the problems and shortcomings that exist in the current situation of Beijing Road RBD, including the recreation support facilities, historical and cultural tourism product development as well as historical and cultural sense of place. The paper explores the update of recreational function from the aspect of improving the supporting facilities of recreation, historical and cultural tourism product development as well as the traditional cultural heritage, and it takes the sustainable development, the overall development of the RBD and historical and cultural heritage as a starting point to achieve economic, environmental and social benefits harmonization. The formation and development of RBD has brought a new trend in the urban development: a new urban area with multiple functions can draw people to it, making it more competitive than an area with just one function.

Keywords: Recreational Business District (RBD), Recreational Functions, Historical Culture

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