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The Importance Of Urban Corridors In Improving The Green Infrastructure In Cities: Case Study Gaziantep-Turkey, Nasim Shakouri, Mehmet Emin Baris Jan 2013

The Importance Of Urban Corridors In Improving The Green Infrastructure In Cities: Case Study Gaziantep-Turkey, Nasim Shakouri, Mehmet Emin Baris

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Rapid urbanization in parallel with population growth is the phenomenon of our century. Urbanization implies great pressure on natural resources and the environment (Rees, 1997; Sandstrom, 2002). Urban growth, by altering cities and the surrounding countryside, presents numerous challenges in urban environment (Tzoulas et al., 2007). As a result of these rapid alterations in urban land use; loss of natural areas, fragmentation of open spaces and degradation of water resources have been occurred over the years. Furthermore, these changes have been influenced the function of ecological services such as provisioning services (e.g. food, fuel, water) to regulating (e.g ...


A Half-Century Of Community Effort To Protect Nantucket’S Specialness, Jim Lentowski Jan 2013

A Half-Century Of Community Effort To Protect Nantucket’S Specialness, Jim Lentowski

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When those who are not especially familiar with Nantucket hear the name some react by calling to mind its connection to the country’s whaling past. But for those who through birth or good fortune have established a personal connection with Nantucket, mentioning the island elicits memories of past travel experiences, friendships made, family milestones shared, or times spent roaming moorlands, cranberry bogs, or miles of sandy beaches, rutted roads, and bike paths.

On Nantucket people are inevitably drawn to the outdoors. They come out to be rejuvenated by the island’s exceptional openness, expansive views of the sky, and ...


The Portuguese National Ecological Network - A Mapping Proposal, Natália S. Cunha, Manuela R. Magalhães Jan 2013

The Portuguese National Ecological Network - A Mapping Proposal, Natália S. Cunha, Manuela R. Magalhães

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In Portugal, the Ecological Network (EN) was included in the Portuguese legal system in 1999 according to which it must be considered, delineated and implemented in all landscape plans at all spatial scales. Despite of all EU policies, in Portugal the EN is defined by the set of areas, values and key systems for environmental protection (article 14th of the Decree Law n. º 46/2009). Furthermore, at national level there is only the Program for National Planning Policy, which doesn’t include any EN delimitation.

This paper presents a methodology for the delineation of the National Ecological Network (NEN ...


Factors Influencing Greenways Use In Italy: Definition Of A Method For Estimation, G Senes, R Rovelli, D Bertoni, L Arata, N Fumagalli, A Toccolini Jan 2013

Factors Influencing Greenways Use In Italy: Definition Of A Method For Estimation, G Senes, R Rovelli, D Bertoni, L Arata, N Fumagalli, A Toccolini

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The issue of non-motorized mobility in the last decades has seen increasing attention at the international level. Also in Italy we assisted at the creation of hundreds of miles of trails dedicated to cycling and walking, many of which meet the greenway definition of the European Greenways Association: “Communication routes reserved exclusively for non-motorized journeys, developed in an integrated manner which enhances both the environment and quality of life of the surrounding area. These routes should meet satisfactory standards of width, gradient, and surface condition to ensure that they are both user-friendly and low-risk for users of all abilities. In ...


The Role Of Sustainable Greenways In Achievement Of Improving The Quality Of Life (Tehran’S Greenways As A Case Study), Fatemeh Shahani Jan 2013

The Role Of Sustainable Greenways In Achievement Of Improving The Quality Of Life (Tehran’S Greenways As A Case Study), Fatemeh Shahani

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Urban growth and development is caused to increase exploitation of natural resources more than environmental capacity and lead to instability in the cities than ever before. Accordingly sustainable development emphasizes the role of green area and in order to achieve this goal, “greenway” is considered as one of the most important tools for improving urban sustainable development. Moreover, urban green spaces and elements consider as a main factor in the improving of quality of life. Greenways are “green infrastructure” to link people and places (Fabos, 1995) and can be planned at different scales and for multiple purposes, “including ecological, recreational ...


The Role Of Landscape In Achieving Water Sensitive Cities: The Importance And Potential Of Landscape Architecture In Influencing Change Towards Sustainable Water Use In Australia’S Urban Environments, Josephine Neldner Jan 2013

The Role Of Landscape In Achieving Water Sensitive Cities: The Importance And Potential Of Landscape Architecture In Influencing Change Towards Sustainable Water Use In Australia’S Urban Environments, Josephine Neldner

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This paper discusses research related to generating water sensitive cities in Australia, using Perth, Western Australia, as a site for testing potential applications of landscape architectural design research to do so. The concept of water sensitive cities has newly emerged and its full ramifications have yet to be explored. There is a need particularly to better engage with how cities are designed in order to readdress the relationships to water within them, with a view to realigning them as water sensitive. The research discussed in this paper has been conducted as part of a Doctorate of Philosophy at the University ...


From The Peasant Bocage To The New “Green Territories”: Political And Cultural Construction Combining The Environment, The Landscape And The Heritage, Pauline Frileux, Monique Toublanc Jan 2010

From The Peasant Bocage To The New “Green Territories”: Political And Cultural Construction Combining The Environment, The Landscape And The Heritage, Pauline Frileux, Monique Toublanc

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Within the framework of research on green networks2, we have studied the evolution of the forms and functions of the bocage systems in two peri-urban areas, close to two major French cities, Angers and Rennes. Our work has focused more specifically on pollarded trees – known as “ragosses” in the Rennais region and “têtards” in the Anjou region – which are one of the components of this system made up of plots of land within a network of ditches, embankments and hedgerows, themselves subdivided into several layers (tree - pollarded trees -, shrub and herbaceous). The Angevin site is a vast area of wetland ...