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Introduction To The Green Belt Of Auroville: A Detailed Description On How Its Actual Practices Contribute To The Un Sdgs, Boglárka Nagy, Zita Szabó 2019 Szent István University

Introduction To The Green Belt Of Auroville: A Detailed Description On How Its Actual Practices Contribute To The Un Sdgs, Boglárka Nagy, Zita Szabó

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The South-Indian city of Auroville was founded in 1968 with the ambitious plan to become an utopist city for 50,000 habitants. The once heavily eroded land was transformed to a lush green area thanks to the past decades of landscape restoration work. The city aims to create a new type of human habitat where the residents live in harmony and close relation with nature. As part of its master plan a 2.5 km wide Green Belt is envisioned around the city zone that would contain organic farms and restored forest that provides timber and refilled underground water resources ...


The 606 At Three: Trends In Use Of Chicago's Elevated Rail-Trail, Greg Lindsey, Yunlei Qi, Paul H. Gobster, Sonya Sachdeva 2019 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The 606 At Three: Trends In Use Of Chicago's Elevated Rail-Trail, Greg Lindsey, Yunlei Qi, Paul H. Gobster, Sonya Sachdeva

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The 606, Chicago’s 2.7-mile, $95 million trail, is the only elevated, multiuse trail in the US. Opened to use in June 2015 after more than 15 years in planning and development, The 606 was designed to provide residents of nearby neighborhoods having major open space deficits with a safe, attractive place for recreation, fitness, commuting, and other purposes. Above all, The 606 was designed to be used, incorporating features to address concerns of local residents and facilitate walking, jogging, bicycling, and other activities. To better understand its use, we studied trends and patterns in trail traffic during the ...


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 2019 Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Department of Architecture

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 ...


Greenway Planning In The 11th District Of Budapest, Ágnes Sallay, Zita Szabó, Laszlo Kollányi 2019 Szent István University, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development

Greenway Planning In The 11th District Of Budapest, Ágnes Sallay, Zita Szabó, Laszlo Kollányi

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

District 11 is one of the most dynamically developing parts of Budapest, its population reached 150,000 people in 2018. The widest variety of land use is present in its 30 km2 of area, including apartment buildings from the early 20th century on the banks of Danube, villas on the Gellért Hill, panel buildings in the outskirts, industrial areas, family houses, and semi-natural areas. In addition to the developments affecting residential areas (Kasza, 2007), numerous investments have been started in the last few years that will have an effect on the entire capital: the tallest building in the city is ...


Trail Users In The Cincinnati Metropolitan Region: Purposes, Patterns, And Preferences, Na Chen, Greg Lindsey, Wade Johnston, Kelley Adcock, Esther West 2019 College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati

Trail Users In The Cincinnati Metropolitan Region: Purposes, Patterns, And Preferences, Na Chen, Greg Lindsey, Wade Johnston, Kelley Adcock, Esther West

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The benefits of using multi-use trails have been recognized from different perspectives, such as improving public health, expanding active transportation options, and enhancing environmental quality. Trail managers in Greater Cincinnati have developed a 212-mile trail network, with plans to expand and connect the system. Given regional priorities for trail development, trail managers and advocates need to understand more about trail users and how they use the network. In response, two nonprofit organizations in this region, Tri-State Trails and Interact for Health, along with the assistance from researchers at the University of Minnesota, launched Greater Cincinnati’s first comprehensive trail measurement ...


Landscape, Ecological And Visual Impacts Of A Stream Restoration In Hungary, Zsombor Boromisza, Attila Gergely, Eszter Jákli, Cai Xuecheng 2019 Szent István University, Department of Landscape Protection and Reclamation

Landscape, Ecological And Visual Impacts Of A Stream Restoration In Hungary, Zsombor Boromisza, Attila Gergely, Eszter Jákli, Cai Xuecheng

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In the course of the preparation for the restoration of the Váli-stream, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and, as a part of it, foundational wildlife and landscape protection studies were carried out. The goal of the study is to reveal the significant impacts of a planned stream restoration on wildlife protection, and later on, to propose mitigation measures on the adverse effects. The other main goal of the study is to evaluate the intervention’s effects on the landscape, regarding the landscape character, land use, landscape structure and scenery as well.


Repercussions In The Landscape Of Colombian Amazonas (Caquetá And Putumayo Region) Caused By Deforestation And Illicit Crops During The Internal Armed Conflict; A Review, Fernando A. Mendez Garzón, István Valánszki 2019 Szent István University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development

Repercussions In The Landscape Of Colombian Amazonas (Caquetá And Putumayo Region) Caused By Deforestation And Illicit Crops During The Internal Armed Conflict; A Review, Fernando A. Mendez Garzón, István Valánszki

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Colombia has lived in the last sixty years trapped between the claws of an internal conflict with special characteristics, which have led to serious consequences on its development and very high-cost of human lives. However, these consequences are not limited to economic and social fields only; it has also resulted in several effects on the environment as well as notorious changes in the landscape, especially in the country boundaries and more neglected zones as the Amazonas region.

The Amazon rainforest, the largest in the world in terms of size and diversity, is recognized as a source of ecological services for ...


Rising Seas: Adaptable Planning Strategies For Coastal Urban Greenways - Case Studies In The Us And China, Hongbing Tang, Jeanne Lukenda 2019 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

Rising Seas: Adaptable Planning Strategies For Coastal Urban Greenways - Case Studies In The Us And China, Hongbing Tang, Jeanne Lukenda

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

This paper discusses adaptable planning and design strategies for coastal urban greenways to deal with rising seas due to global warming and climate change. It advocates taking steps to protect the coastal landscapes, increase adaptation, and mitigate disastrous outcomes associated with sea level rise from a global perspective. Greenway planners must consider the costs and risks of accommodating the rising seas, retreating from them, or trying to defend the greenways with protective measures.

The City of Boston and the City of Shenzhen in China have been selected as our case studies. Boston, a paradigm of U.S. resilient coastal cities ...


Revitalizing Urban Waterway's Community Greenspace: Streams Of Environmental Justice, Richard Smardon, Sharon Moran, April K. Baptiste 2019 SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

Revitalizing Urban Waterway's Community Greenspace: Streams Of Environmental Justice, Richard Smardon, Sharon Moran, April K. Baptiste

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

While there are many reports of physical demonstration projects that attempt to restore segments and functions of urban waterways, there is no consensus about what to do and how to do it from a social or environmental justice perspective. We have discovered this during the three years of working on the Onondaga Creek Revitalization Plan in Syracuse, New York, and others have found this to be a major challenge as well. There are also equity issues in terms of who has historically been forced to live in high-risk flood plain or polluted water areas, with marginalized communities being the ones ...


Evaluating Open Space In Urban Fabric On Basis Of Different Landscape Aspects Case Study: Circuit House Park, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, Farzana Sharmin, Mansura Perveen 2019 HfWU Nürtingen Geislingen

Evaluating Open Space In Urban Fabric On Basis Of Different Landscape Aspects Case Study: Circuit House Park, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, Farzana Sharmin, Mansura Perveen

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Urban open spaces are integral parts of city life to provide better quality of life. Rapid development processes initiate expansion of the city but lead to declining green open spaces. Mymensingh, a city of Bangladesh, is on verge of expansion, which raises question about sustaining its riverfront, green open spaces and historical relics. Because of the close proximity with the capital, Dhaka, it will possibly become a high density city in future, while it is expanding to the other side of the river Brahmaputra. Mymensingh Circuit House Park, which is a riverfront park, is taken as a case study to ...


Impact Of The Engendered Fo’Raa Square On The City Expansion; Square Efficiency And Attraction, Anne Gharaibeh, Jasmine Lefdawi 2019 Department of City Planning and Design, College of Architecture and Design, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Impact Of The Engendered Fo’Raa Square On The City Expansion; Square Efficiency And Attraction, Anne Gharaibeh, Jasmine Lefdawi

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Irbid City Municipality foresaw a potential for reviving its center by creating an opportunity to preserve a heritage building and to serve the location by engendering Fo'raa Square at its front. The plan was put to action in 2008, when the place was transformed from a bus station to a square to adapt to this change. It created an opportunity to absorb activities and attract the expanding city center to its direction.

The purpose of this paper is to study the square daily use and its efficiency in attracting business and pedestrians from the city center and its impact ...


The Role Of Individual Trees In The Protection Of Urban Image, László Z. Nádasy, Gábor Sándor, Zsuzsanna Illyés 2019 Department of Landscape Protection and Reclamation, Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary

The Role Of Individual Trees In The Protection Of Urban Image, László Z. Nádasy, Gábor Sándor, Zsuzsanna Illyés

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The protection of urban image and cityscape has become the target of professional attention in Hungary since the introduction of Urban Image Handbooks and urban image regulations. Trees are a major part of local image in Hungary. Using GIS methods we established that built-in areas are usually surrounded by sparsely wooded areas and groves, which are taller than the vast majority of buildings. Therefore, trees play a dominant role in shaping urban character. Effects of trees on urban living conditions, livability and the ecosystem services they provide, have been intensively researched in recent years. However, the role of individual trees ...


An Alternative Futures Approach To Green Infrastructure Planning For An Increasing Population, Daniel Cronan, Andrew D. Kliskey, Jamie Trammell, Chad Lorentzen, David L. Griffith, Paula Williams 2019 University of Idaho, Center for Resilient Communities

An Alternative Futures Approach To Green Infrastructure Planning For An Increasing Population, Daniel Cronan, Andrew D. Kliskey, Jamie Trammell, Chad Lorentzen, David L. Griffith, Paula Williams

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Idaho to be the fastest growing state by population in the country. As these trends continue, this growth can have various impacts on socio-ecological systems such as increased development, pressure exerted on agricultural production, and increased effects of urban stream syndrome. Various scenarios, driven by stakeholders, can help effectively guide the designs of our green infrastructure networks. This project evokes stakeholder-defined key issues addressed within a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project in Idaho’s Magic Valley. Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) is an interdisciplinary research ...


Lalbagh: An Incomplete Depiction Of Mughal Garden In Bangladesh, Farzana Sharmin 2019 HfWU Nürtingen Geislingen

Lalbagh: An Incomplete Depiction Of Mughal Garden In Bangladesh, Farzana Sharmin

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Lalbagh Fort Complex is one of the extravagant examples built by the Mughal Empire in Bangladesh, documented in UNESCO World Heritage tentative List. While there are several Mughal structures found in the Indian sub-continent, this incomplete fort is the only footprint of encamped Mughal garden style that remains in the capital of Bengal, Jahangirnagar (now Dhaka). The fort complex is a combination of three buildings (the mosque, the tomb of Bibi Pari and the Diwan-i-Aam), with two gateways and a portion of the partly damaged fortification wall articulating Charbag style garden area. Charbagh is the concept of Persian garden adapted ...


Implication Of Urban Occupation Patterns In The Natural Infiltration, Ana Paula A.C.C. Seraphim, Maria L. Bezerra, Aline N. Oliveira 2019 Urban Environmental Management Group of University of Brasília

Implication Of Urban Occupation Patterns In The Natural Infiltration, Ana Paula A.C.C. Seraphim, Maria L. Bezerra, Aline N. Oliveira

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The article aims to contribute to the study of urban form and hydrological impacts relations, especially with regard to a recharge of the aquifers. The focus on the natural water infiltration and recharge of aquifers is due to the similarities between the characteristics of the physical environment conducive to aquifer recharge and urbanization, which lead to urban occupation of recharge areas. To address the proposed objective, the study developed a methodological framework that relates elements of the urban form, intervening factors of urban infiltration and water sensitive urban design guidelines. To accomplish this, recent literature were reviewed in urban drainage ...


Contradicting Knowledge Map Of Greenways: A Comparative Analysis Based On English And Chinese Literature, Nannan Zhao, Zheng Liu 2019 South China University of Technology, Department of Architecture

Contradicting Knowledge Map Of Greenways: A Comparative Analysis Based On English And Chinese Literature, Nannan Zhao, Zheng Liu

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Greenway is a flexible concept with diverse forms in different contexts. Recently in China, greenways have achieved rapid growth and become national policy. The widely implemented greenways also led to the first national document on greenway planning and design, Guidance of Greenway Planning and Design, which was issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural development. However, there have been two distinct perceptions of greenways in existing Chinese literature. On the one hand, some researchers argue that greenways show strategic values in providing social integration and economic growth. On the other hand, many local scholars and officials criticize that there ...


A Study On Community Greenways Of Haizhu In Guangzhou From The Perspective Of Everyday Urbanism, Wenxiu Chi, Guangsi Lin 2019 South China University of Technology, Department of Landscape Architecture

A Study On Community Greenways Of Haizhu In Guangzhou From The Perspective Of Everyday Urbanism, Wenxiu Chi, Guangsi Lin

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The greenway has become more and more popular all around the world and greenway construction in China is represented by Guangdong Province. As a type of greenway in Guangzhou, the community greenway refers to greenways that connect community parks, pocket parks and green spaces, mainly serving nearby communities. However, whether the community greenways match the daily urban life of the citizens has not been given enough attention within a few years after the completion.

We aim to analyze whether the top-down strategy matches the daily life of residents, from the perspective of everyday urbanism. We studied the case of Changgang ...


New Results In Surveying Landscape Character And Urban Green Areas, Zsuzsanna Illyés, Zsófia Földi, Dalma Varga 2019 Szent István University, Department of Landscape Protection and Reclamation

New Results In Surveying Landscape Character And Urban Green Areas, Zsuzsanna Illyés, Zsófia Földi, Dalma Varga

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In the framework of the project “KEHOP-4.3.0-15-2016-00001”, we had the opportunity to research the particularities of urban spatial structure. The aim of the research was to define the influencing role and parameters of the urban space with regards to the landscape character. Within the research topic, we paid accentuated attention to the role of green areas in the settlements. We attempted to characterize the types of the settlements’ green space system as a supplement to the above-mentioned research and analyze in five settlements.

The results show that:

  • there is significant dispersion in the field of urban space; we ...


On The Coastline: The Genesis Of Green Infrastructure Towards A Future Sustainable Landscape For The City Of Maputo, Mozambique, Ana Beja da Costa, Luis Ribeiro 2019 LEAF, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa

On The Coastline: The Genesis Of Green Infrastructure Towards A Future Sustainable Landscape For The City Of Maputo, Mozambique, Ana Beja Da Costa, Luis Ribeiro

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Cities in Africa, where the most remarkable forthcoming developments in the overall pattern of urbanization are expected, and quite notably in Sub-Saharan cities such as Maputo, experience accelerating population increases that stress urban infrastructures beyond capacity, and increase pressure on existent valuable ecosystems. In the city’s coastal plains, the recently constructed Maputo ring road and Katembe bridge are drawing urban development towards the last stretch of vacant land of the Municipality, compromising the flood plains and mangrove ecosystems.

This paper aims to refine the planning discourse by systematizing urban strategies associated to green infrastructure functions, having mangrove wetlands as ...


Imparting Olmsted’S Legacy Abroad: An Exhibition Series In Beijing, China, Yanhong Tang, Jack Ahern 2019 Ecoland Planning and Design Corp.

Imparting Olmsted’S Legacy Abroad: An Exhibition Series In Beijing, China, Yanhong Tang, Jack Ahern

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In the first integrated-exhibition of its kind, our team of Chinese landscape architects and American scholars showcased the influence and impact of Frederick Law Olmsted’s work on the American landscape through a three-month Exhibition, a Symposium and Reference Book launch at Beijing’s National Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture. The Exhibition featured a meticulously curated collection of Olmsted’s most significant works, organized into six distinct thematic sections spread over 6500 square-feet. In tandem with the Exhibition was a Symposium that assembled leading Chinese landscape architects, government officials and scholars, and a 230-page Chinese-English Resource Book "Designing ...


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