Prioritization of urban green infrastructures for sustainable urban planning in Ploiesti, Romania

Gavrilidis, Athanasios Alexandru and Niță, Mihai Răzvan and Onose, Diana Andreea and Năstase, Irina Iulia and Badiu, Lavinia Denisa (2016) Prioritization of urban green infrastructures for sustainable urban planning in Ploiesti, Romania. REAL CORP 2016 – SMART ME UP! How to become and how to stay a Smart City, and does this improve quality of life? Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 925-929.

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Urban green infrastructures are increasingly being used as instruments for achieving a sustainable urban planning due to their multifunctionality represented by the numerous economic, social and environmental benefits. Selecting the most appropriate type of urban green infrastructure to be developed in a certain city is most of the times an important challenge for planners. In our analysis, we developed a model for a multi-criteria evaluation of the components of urban green infrastructures using structural, functional, administrative and economic criteria. We used as a case study the city of Ploiesti, an industrial city of Romania, focused on oil processing. Ploiesti is one of the main engines of the Romanian economy with a tradition of over 100 years of oil industrial activity being characterized by a significant expansion of the build-up areas (especially industrial and technological site) in the outskirts of the city and a decrease of urban green area per capita. Policies and strategies to increase the density of the existing urban green infrastructure and to sustainably manage the existing ones represent a challenge for local authorities and other local actors and stakeholders as the balance between economic development and the city’s livability has to generate a proper quality of life for its inhabitants. Our results can drive to a more efficient urban planning and the use of the correct and appropriate urban green infrastructures elements in improving the quality of life and the environment. The analysis can be used for sustainable planning of urban green infrastructures in other cities lacking a proper amount of green areas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban green infrastructures, sustainability, industrial city, quality of life, Ploiesti
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 08:11
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 08:11

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