This study is based on the assumption that existing urban green areas can play a significant role in giving a boost to the effective development of linear infrastructures when conceived as green-blue corridors, capable to significantly affect in the production of the ecosystem services within the urban environment. The first phase of analysis, necessary to frame the case study, identified in the city of Palermo (Italy), the research focused on the ecological and social aspects of urban green, investigating its current values and potentials. The existing private and public parks and gardens have been combined with major areas of ecological relevance, whereas the monumental trees connect green spaces at a smaller scale. It resulted in a strategic plan for the green-blue infrastructures where the enhancement of the social and ecological systems through the existing green and the monumental trees is addressed to benefit the public health and the environment.
|Number of pages||5|
|Volume||289 special issue|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|