Suzhou Tourism Report

Preserving cultural landscapes for posterity is an important focus in landscape architecture.  Jim Brennan had the opportunity to travel to Suzhou, China as a consultant to the tourism board.  There he toured Chinese Gardens and open spaces in preparation for writing a report that assisted the tourism board in understanding future tourism opportunities.  Preserving and protecting the existing world-class garden system has become a priority for the city of Suzhou.  The city carefully stewards its cultural landscapes for future generations of residents and visitors to explore and enjoy.  Report recommendations included carving out pedestrian-only zones around historical districts before the number of automobiles skyrockets as expected.

Client: Suzhou City Tourism Bureau
Location: Suzhou, China