Planning and designing green infrastructure across landscapes and scales

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Authors: Attila Tóth

Volume/Issue: Volume 25: Issue 1

Published online: 14 Jun 2022

Pages: 1 - 7

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ahr-2022-0001


Abstract

Planning and designing sustainable, resilient, and healthy landscapes, cities and communities is anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2015. Current European strategies, such as the EU Green Infrastructure Strategy, the European Green Deal, the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and other related policy and strategic documents all recognise green infrastructure and nature-based solutions as important planning approaches, as well as design and implementation tools in urban areas and landscapes. This issue of Acta Horticulturae et Regiotecturae is dedicated to landscape architecture, landscape planning and green infrastructure at various scales and in diverse landscape settings. It provides original research findings from Chinese, Croatian, Latvian, Nigerian, Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian cities and metropolitan regions. The issue deals with regional landscape specificities and qualities and shows examples of urban green infrastructure planning and design both at holistic and site-specific scales. At the local scale, it is highly important to involve and engage the public from the very beginning of the planning and design process. This issue introduces various experiences and empirical findings generated by local participatory and co-design actions. The articles show a wide range of ecosystem services provided by green infrastructure and its elements, while also mentioning some of possible ecosystem disservices.


Keywords: green space design, green infrastructure, landscape architecture, open space, urban planning

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