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Productive Waterscapes In The West-South Of Europe: Using Circular Economy Theory To Drive The Change From A Linear To A Circular Paradigm Of Water And Greenways, Guido Granello, Monica Manfredi Jan 2019

Productive Waterscapes In The West-South Of Europe: Using Circular Economy Theory To Drive The Change From A Linear To A Circular Paradigm Of Water And Greenways, Guido Granello, Monica Manfredi

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Re-thinking, re-design, re-use are the keywords of the ecological economy that seek to link social, economic and environmental aspects together. These fundamental principles can be observed in the theories proposed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and are the basis of the new discipline called “Circular Economy.” Recent studies seem to advise that the transition to sustainability (Foro Springtif 2015) is being stopped for political, cultural, economic, and infrastructural reasons. This article shows and discusses, through presenting different case studies, the situation of the circular economy applied to peri-urban greenways and waterfronts. Presenting obstacles and opportunities, the researchers want to give ...


An Integrated Approach Of Landscape Design In The Rehabilitation Of An Urban River Corridor: River Tinto, Diana Teixeira Fernandes Jan 2013

An Integrated Approach Of Landscape Design In The Rehabilitation Of An Urban River Corridor: River Tinto, Diana Teixeira Fernandes

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Due to the increasing demand for its water resources, the changes in land use and the fast urban sprawl, the river Tinto became the mass of surface water of the river Douro´s watershed with lower physicochemical and biological quality. Taking into account its scale and urban context, the severity of the pollution level and the periodic flooding problem, became urgent to accomplish priority solutions for its riverside landscape, based on natural recovery principles and flood protection.

The purpose of this paper is to stress the contribution of the integrated approach of landscape design in the improvement of the life ...


Water-Related Ecosystem Services From Green Infrastructure, Meilan Chen, Ying Cao, Zhangkan Zhou Jan 2013

Water-Related Ecosystem Services From Green Infrastructure, Meilan Chen, Ying Cao, Zhangkan Zhou

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Green infrastructure is currently in common use to provide water-related ecosystem services. Common applications include: use include bio-retention basins, green roofs, constructed wetlands, permeable pavement, and sidewalk planter. These applications collectively can contribute to a city and region's alternative infrastructure. They help to improve the water quality of streams and drinking water supplies as well as manage and reduce the amount of storm water runoff.

While green infrastructure is increasingly applied, it is not consistently monitored to learn how it performs regarding specific ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are the benefits that people can get from nature ecosystem. In this ...


Aqueduct Trail Network Development In Metro Boston, David Loutzenheiser, Tom Lindberg, Joel Barrera Jan 2013

Aqueduct Trail Network Development In Metro Boston, David Loutzenheiser, Tom Lindberg, Joel Barrera

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) are collaborating with associated cities and towns to open up 40 + miles of existing and former aqueduct right-of-ways are available to be permitted for public access for the first time in the western suburbs of Boston. Four aqueducts are being considered for public access.

The first one-mile section along the Weston Aqueduct in Framingham opened to the public in October 2012. By eventually connecting these aqueducts with existing trail systems, we are ultimately creating a 50+ mile continuous greenway network, primarily using existing public land permitted at ...


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

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

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 ...


Water Greenways. A Case Study In Milano North Area: “V’Arco Villoresi” (Villoresi Gate - Bow), Elvira Pensa Jan 2010

Water Greenways. A Case Study In Milano North Area: “V’Arco Villoresi” (Villoresi Gate - Bow), Elvira Pensa

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The northern part of Milan, even if it is formed of many medium and small Municipalities, is considered a big metropolitan area. It’s uncontained growth, has caused intense soil consumption and territory capillary fragmentation. Fortunately, natural and agricultural areas survive thanks to some political regulations, on different scales, that have limited damage and protected part of the most significant territory. Most of these are parks, historical agricultural landscape, historical hydraulic system works and architectural emergences. Currently, the principal requisites are, first, to preserve the residual areas, avoiding speculation, and, then, to reconnect a large system that is separated by ...


Landscape Planning Aspects Of Municipal Creekside Greenways In Hungary, Ildikó Réka Báthory-Nagy Jan 2010

Landscape Planning Aspects Of Municipal Creekside Greenways In Hungary, Ildikó Réka Báthory-Nagy

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

As a researcher in landscape architecture, I focus on creekside landscapes: their special characteristics, natural and man-governed processes and abilities to recover. The general aim of my research work is to find better landscape planning and design solutions to improve Hungarian creek valleys’ functional, ecological and aesthetic conditions. As a practitioner, besides setting guidelines for restoration, I am engaged in landscape architectural projects focusing on the recreational and ecological development of urban creeksides.

In my present paper I would like to focus on some characteristics of landscape planning that are the elementary determinants of creekside greenways in Hungary. Through an ...


The Planning Principles Of Standing Waters’ Shore Zones Demonstrated By The Example Of Velence-Lake, Zsombor Boromisza Jan 2010

The Planning Principles Of Standing Waters’ Shore Zones Demonstrated By The Example Of Velence-Lake, Zsombor Boromisza

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The importance of investigating shore zones is justified, on one hand, by the numerous functions the land zones have (that of bio filter, preserving the assortment of species, in addition to being habitat, ecological network’s unit, as well as destination and attracting factor for recreational and tourism opportunities etc.). On the other hand, however, many interests are crossing as to shore zones, the increased utilization’s demands may – in many cases – limit or cease the above mentioned functions, e.g. as a result of regulating the water level, the shore, the water-course or the built-in shore zone . Having in ...