Modern Compact Cities: How Much Greenery Do We Need?

Russo, Alessio ORCID: 0000-0002-0073-7243 and Cirella, Giuseppe (2018) Modern Compact Cities: How Much Greenery Do We Need? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (10). p. 2180. doi:10.3390/ijerph15102180

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The modern compact city is identified as a high-density and mixed-use pattern. Its features are believed to contribute to a form of functional urban design that supports sustainability and, restresses, the importance of ecosystem services. Urban green space (UGS) plays a vital role in the design and impact on how compact cities have developed and triggered a scientific discord on the amount of greenery individuals require and to what extent contemporary approaches address the question. Research points to at least 9 m2 of green space per individual with an ideal UGS value of 50 m2 per capita. An examination on the perception, use, quality, accessibility and health risks of urban green and blue spaces is explored, alongside the availability of novel UGS and greenery-related approaches that investigate compact city design and planning for health and wellbeing. The amount of ‘green’ and relating UGS availability in cities indicates vital knowledge modern compact cities must consider.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Garden cities; Ecosystem services; Healing garden design; Biophilic urbanism; Edible green infrastructure
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying.
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469 Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Alessio Russo
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 12:00
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:22

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