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Evaluating and Planning Green Infrastructure: A Strategic Perspective for Sustainability and Resilience

Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Responsible Risk Resilience Centre, Politecnico di Torino, 10125 Torino, Italy
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Sustainability 2019, 11(10), 2726; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11102726
Received: 28 March 2019 / Revised: 30 April 2019 / Accepted: 10 May 2019 / Published: 14 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bridging the Gap: The Measure of Urban Resilience)
In the light of the current changing global scenarios, green infrastructure is obtaining increasing relevance in planning policies, especially due to its ecological, environmental and social components which contribute to pursuing sustainable and resilient planning and designing of cities and territories. The issue of green infrastructure is framed within the conceptual contexts of sustainability and resilience, which are described through the analysis of their common aspects and differences with a particular focus on planning elements. In particular, the paper uses two distinct case studies of green infrastructure as representative: the green infrastructure of the Region Languedoc-Roussillon in France and the one of the Province of Turin in Italy. The analysis of two case studies focuses on the evaluation process carried on about the social-ecological system and describes the methodologies and the social-ecological indicators used to define the green infrastructure network. We related these indicators to their possible contribution to the measurement of sustainability and resilience. The analysis of this relationship led us to outline some conclusive considerations on the complex role of the design of green infrastructure with reference to sustainability and resilience. View Full-Text
Keywords: green infrastructure; resilience; sustainability; social-ecological indicators green infrastructure; resilience; sustainability; social-ecological indicators
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Voghera, A.; Giudice, B. Evaluating and Planning Green Infrastructure: A Strategic Perspective for Sustainability and Resilience. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2726. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11102726

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Voghera A, Giudice B. Evaluating and Planning Green Infrastructure: A Strategic Perspective for Sustainability and Resilience. Sustainability. 2019; 11(10):2726. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11102726

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Voghera, Angioletta, and Benedetta Giudice. 2019. "Evaluating and Planning Green Infrastructure: A Strategic Perspective for Sustainability and Resilience" Sustainability 11, no. 10: 2726. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11102726

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