Lefebvre's Spatial Ternary Theory in Regional Planning of Mulan Retirement Community





Mulan Retirement Community, Spatial Triadic Theory, Regional Planning, Stakeholders


Purpose: This study takes the Mulan Retirement community as its site and uses the spatial ternary theory from French philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre. It aims to optimize the regional planning of the community and achieve a spatial layout that is more in line with the residents’ needs and its sustainable development.


Methods: The research adopts a qualitative research method and is divided into three stages: spatial practice, representations of space and representational space. Through field surveys, secondary data analysis and stakeholder interviews we compiled a comprehensive understanding of the spatial status and planning concepts of the Mulan Retirement Community.


Results and Conclusion: On this basis, specific ideas and suggestions were put forward for the regional planning of the community, including the overall layout, road system, greening system and public facilities. Achieving a unique and harmonious spatial structure to meet the elderly care, economic, cultural and social needs of residents was the aim. Furthermore, it also provides reference for the construction and practical application of spatial theory.


Research implications: Through in-depth field investigation and stakeholder participation, the study not only proposes specific planning recommendations, but also provides feasible methods and experiences for the development of similar retirement communities.


Originality/value: This research contributes to the existing literature by providing insights into current situation towards the aging society in China, by employing the qualitative research, the study offers an in-depth understanding of the subject, identifying common practices and challenges.


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How to Cite

Hu, M., Yang, W., & Bi, C. (2024). Lefebvre’s Spatial Ternary Theory in Regional Planning of Mulan Retirement Community. Revista De Gestão Social E Ambiental, 18(9), e06531. https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-051