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Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

2016

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Bialystok (Poland) - Green City. Historical Greenways In A Contemporary City, Dorota Gawryluk, Maciej Kłopotowski Jan 2016

Bialystok (Poland) - Green City. Historical Greenways In A Contemporary City, Dorota Gawryluk, Maciej Kłopotowski

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In contemporary theories of city design the issue of green corridors appears more and more frequently. They concern the development of greenways of communicative, ecological and recreational functions. Their purpose is to change the modern city landscape. Routes network dominant in the city space is to be replaced by ecological structures, improving the quality of life and introducing the green into the city. This issue is discussed by a number of research teams and relates to the cities of different scale. Conducted works tend to indicate the direction for transformation of the existing urban structures. This process is to be ...


Novel Urban Ecosystems: New Nature(S) For The Century Of The City, Jack Ahern Jan 2016

Novel Urban Ecosystems: New Nature(S) For The Century Of The City, Jack Ahern

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The 21st century has been labeled the “Century of the City” because of the present and growing dominance of the world’s urban population. The world has entered a new geological era, the Anthropocene, so labeled by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000 - in which the impacts and artifacts of humans are recognized as a geologic force. Clearly in this new humandominated urban era, for the world to be sustainable and resilient, cities will need to play a leading role. Urban biodiversity, defined broadly and holistically here, will become key providers of the ecosystem services that cities depend on ...


Contemplative Greenway Design For The Health And Well-Being Of City Inhabitants, Agnieszka Olszewska Jan 2016

Contemplative Greenway Design For The Health And Well-Being Of City Inhabitants, Agnieszka Olszewska

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

This paper presents the findings of the PhD research titled Contemplative Values of Urban Parks and Gardens, which can be applied to urban greenway design. We consider the network of urban green spaces a multifunctional structure that can not only serve environmental and aesthetical values, but also directly influence people´s mental health and well-being. Urban green infrastructure has a significant potential to serve as a place for the passive recreation that involves re-connecting with nature through contemplation. We made the concept of contemplative landscapes operational by identifying physical attributes of such spaces.

The study revealed seven key-categories of landscape ...