Landscape Urbanism and Green Infrastructure

Edited by
August 2019
184 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-369-6 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-370-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Landscape Urbanism and Green Infrastructure that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences

This volume examines the applicability of landscape urbanism theory in contemporary landscape architecture practice by bringing together ecology and architecture in the built environment. Using participatory planning of green infrastructure and application of nature-based solutions to address urban challenges, landscape urbanism seeks to reintroduce critical connections between natural and urban systems. In light of ongoing developments in landscape architecture, the goal is a paradigm shift towards a landscape that restores and rehabilitates urban ecosystems. Nine contributions examine a wide range of successful cases of designing livable and resilient cities in different geographical contexts, from the United States of America to Australia and Japan, and through several European cities in Italy, Portugal, Estonia, and Greece. While some chapters attempt to conceptualize the interconnections between cities and nature, others clearly have an empirical focus. Efforts such as the use of ornamental helophyte plants in bioretention ponds to reduce and treat stormwater runoff, the recovery of a poorly constructed urban waterway or participatory approaches for optimizing the location of green stormwater infrastructure and examining the environmental justice issue of equative availability and accessibility to public open spaces make these innovations explicit. Thus, this volume contributes to the sustainable cities goal of the United Nations. 

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pedestrian zones; well-being; viable city; residents’ views; green infrastructure; Greece; biophilic urbanism; vacant land; street verges; spontaneous vegetation; postal questionnaire; Asia; Japan; recreation; urban sustainability; landscape urbanism; green gentrification; Soviet-era housing blocks; deprived areas; Roma minority; built environment; urban design; regenerative design; sustainable development; river restoration; biophilic urbanism; green stormwater infrastructure (GSI); social equity; site suitability modeling; geographic information systems; environmental justice; urban planning; Philadelphia; urban design; landscape first; post-postmodernism; landscape history; urban ecology; plant ecology; context-sensitive design; landscape theory; urban geography; nature-based solution; floating treatment wetland; pollutant removal; runoff; biophilic design; green infrastructure; Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA); public open space; re-naturing cities; urban nature; visitor satisfaction survey; resource rationalization; biophilic design; public amenity; public green infrastructure (PGI); public open space; renaturing cities; sustainable development; livability; liveability; urban nature (UN); well-being; built environment; nature-based solutions; sustainable cities; biophilic design; urban planning; landscape architecture; environmental justice; public perception; well-being