Urban Greening management in the framework of Smart City Development

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Abstract

Quality of green spaces is an important indicator in the smart urban evolution. Integration between green management needs and ecosystem services within environmental policies and local development plans is often very limited. Urban green infrastructures and related issues still arouse poor interest, mainly in South Mediterranean cities.Methods for full assessment of urban green areas integrating diverse features of sustainability (from biodiversity to public awareness and fruition) are still lacking.Here we aim to present an integrated tool to evaluate/monitor the state and sustainability of urban green spaces. The goal is to support the governance systems of urban green areas by focusing management priorities and the best strategies ensuring their long-term maintenance and improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages158-162
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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