Twin Moon Bay Park: Civic Enrichment Yields Environmental Stewardship | TOPOS

Article by: Charles Ware, Author

Named for its paired crescent-shaped beaches on the South China Sea, Twin Moon Bay boasts environmental and cultural richness. For years this somewhat remote resort has drawn limited visitors, due to access restrictions and lacking destinations. But recent development has resulted in growing tourism-driven impacts.

Landscape architects were challenged to create an improved precedent for comprehensively responsible design on sensitive coastal sites. Twin Moon Bay Park exemplifies broad sustainable development practices: synergistic relationships between economic viability, social equity, environmental health, and low-impact design. The landmark site attracts 360,000 diverse, stewardship-minded visitors annually, bolstering the local economy.

Overall site planning is guided by preservation, restoration,

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