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Suitability Analysis and Planning of Green Infrastructure in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Build Environment, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC 3125, Australia
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Centre for Regional and Rural Futures, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Build Environment, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC 3125, Australia
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Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad ORT Uruguay, 11100 Montevideo, Uruguay
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Sustainability 2020, 12(22), 9683; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229683
Received: 26 September 2020 / Revised: 30 October 2020 / Accepted: 2 November 2020 / Published: 20 November 2020
Urban green infrastructure (UGI) has the potential to address a wide range of challenges associated with rapidly growing cities in a changing climate, while also providing multiple environmental, economic and social benefits. However, the location of projects is often determined according to a single potential benefit rather than a set of benefits. Furthermore, while UGI is recognized as a successful strategy to support resilience in many cities around the world, it has not been implemented in Uruguay. This study develops a model to identify priority areas in need of green infrastructure in Montevideo, Uruguay. The GIS-based model, termed the “Green Infrastructure Suitability Model” (GISM) is based on a multi-criteria decision analysis approach and is similar in structure to land suitability analysis. The model considers a range of socioeconomic, biophysical and environmental factors to prioritize the need for UGI across the case-study region. Resulting suitability maps identify areas for multifunctional UGI localization in places where benefits can be maximized. The GISM has potential as a tool to support future planning for multifunctional UGI. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban green infrastructure; urban planning; GIS modelling; suitability analysis urban green infrastructure; urban planning; GIS modelling; suitability analysis
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Apud, A.; Faggian, R.; Sposito, V.; Martino, D. Suitability Analysis and Planning of Green Infrastructure in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9683. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229683

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Apud A, Faggian R, Sposito V, Martino D. Suitability Analysis and Planning of Green Infrastructure in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sustainability. 2020; 12(22):9683. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229683

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Apud, Agustina; Faggian, Robert; Sposito, Victor; Martino, Diego. 2020. "Suitability Analysis and Planning of Green Infrastructure in Montevideo, Uruguay" Sustainability 12, no. 22: 9683. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229683

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