Rapid urbanization presents new challenges to the planning and management of the urban national park and world heritage in China, with boundary marking as the core issue. Boundary marking, design and management of urban national parks will seriously influence the development of the "City" and "Heritage". At this stage, China lacks clear and systematic quantitative methods for boundary marking and management. 

This research takes the existing Chinese national parks and world heritage attached to the comprehensive cities as its study objects. On a macroscopic scale, the research uses the method of GPS , GIS and satellite imagery to make a large-scale analysis of the evolution of the boundaries. At the meso-scale it uses the parametric model as a means and monitoring as a method to control building heights. At the micro scale, it uses the theory of Space Syntax and the corresponding research methods (depth-map etc.) to analyse streets of the urban public space of the boundary area. 

The research is aimed at solving problems of land tension, complex community issues and other problems that accompany China's rapid urbanization, by using appropriate methods to control boundaries, establishing an evaluation model and index system, and putting forward planning control guidelines with practical application.

Related research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (Research Project Number:51208347), and also supported by the National Ministry of  Education fund support.( Research Project Number: 20120032120062)