Foshan Eco-Park was a winning entry in an international urban design competition for the city of Foshan, China. The parks’ land area of approximately 1000 acres is one third larger than New York’s Central Park. The two main elements of the design – a central park and a riverfront park, form an axis connecting the city’s north and south regions to the east-west river corridor. The design is informed by an understanding of ecology through the present systems of fauna, flora, hydrology, topography, geology/soils, and climate on the site. In this environmental approach to planning, ecological data is synthesized with a study of infrastructure, circulation and the cultural aspects of the site program. All these considerations resulted in a design for the harmonious relationship of man and nature.