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Urban greening strategies for compact areas

case study of Malmö, Sweden

Delshammar, Tim (2014). Urban greening strategies for compact areas. The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. 26 :2 , 161-177
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Official URL: http://arkitekturforskning.net/na/article/view/499


Planning of compact and green urban areas has become an emerging issue. Thus, there is a need to examine strategies for implementing green infrastructures in compact urban areas. The aim of this paper is to examine how green infrastructure is developed in a compact urban structure in a case study of the city of Malmö. Six examples of urban greening were selected. The selection was made to obtain a variety of types of green spaces that were not public parks and that were devel- oped (or were intended to be developed) in compact urban structures. The findings suggest that there are reasons for analysing and discussing urban greening strategies in new categories, like building attached, grey and brown green infrastructure. The supply and distribution of cultural ecosystem services that these strategies offer were assessed by how they offer access for viewing, staying or interacting with the places. In this assessment the green infrastructure was divided in public, private and private-personal structures. The limitations and possibilities of different strategies need to be further explored with respect to the kinds of services supplied as well as how benefits are distributed. Cultural eco- system services, such as recreation and social cohesion, cannot be taken for granted based on quantitative measures of green space alone. The spaces must be assessed in terms of types of access offered and who has access.

Authors/Creators:Delshammar, Tim
Title:Urban greening strategies for compact areas
Subtitle:case study of Malmö, Sweden
Series Name/Journal:The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research
Year of publishing :2014
Depositing date:2015
Page range:161-177
Number of Pages:17
Publisher:Nordic Association of Architectural Research, SINTEF Academic Press
Additional Information:Publicerad med tillåtelse av The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Agrovoc terms:infrastructure, environmental factors, towns, sustainability, ecosystem services, cultural factors
Keywords:green infrastructure, compact green cities, cultural ecosystem services, environmental justice
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Alternative URL:http://arkitekturforskning.net/na/issue/view/52/showToc
ID Code:11770
Faculty:LTJ - Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science (until 2013)
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
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Deposited On:13 Feb 2015 10:51
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