Special Issue "Constructed Green Areas as a Challenge for Spatial Planning at the Local and Regional Levels"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Greinert
Guest Editor
Dept. of Geoengineering and Reclamation, Institute of Environmental Engineering, University of Zielona Góra, 15 Prof. Z.Szafrana St., 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland
Interests: reclamation of urban; industrial; and traffic areas; soil protection and reclamation; landscape architecture; landscape engineering; spatial planning for environmental engineers and landscape architects; land arrangement and maintenance; landscape protection; the spatial economy of cities
Prof. Dr. Anna Bazan-Krzywoszańska
Guest Editor
Dept. of Construction Technology, Geotechnics and Geodesy, Institute of Civil Engineering, University of Zielona Góra, 1 Prof. Z.Szafrana St., 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland
Interests: urban development; spatial planning; urban sustainability; spatial data infrastructure (SDI); spatial analysis; artificial intelligence; big data systems; 3D/4D city models; city GML; energy modeling
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Dr. Katarzyna Tokarczyk-Dorociak
Guest Editor
Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Interests: urban–rural linkages and sustainable land use; formal and legal aspects of landscape design; landscape engineering; land reclamation; spatial planning for environmental engineers and landscape architects; environmental education; environmental impact assessments
Dr. Sinan Tankut Gülhan
Guest Editor
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Dept. of Sociology, Gaziantep University, Turkey
Interests: urban theory; urban design and development; urban public spaces; urban studies; urban political economy; urban sociology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nobody needs to be convinced of the need for rest and recreation areas with constructed greenery, especially in densely populated areas. Planning and design of constructed green areas are the subject of research and education, and some historical and contemporary creations have become works of art. However, the intensification of the phenomenon of urban sprawl and the dynamic increase in the population of cities indicate the need for further work on this problem. Some historical concepts seem to be difficult or even impossible to apply today.

The contemporary, extremely intense growth of built-up areas has a strong impact on the distribution of greenery constructed in a broadly defined space, and many mutual, rarely beneficial interactions with areas with different types of development. Another issue is the transition zone between built-up areas and their surroundings. It is especially important to determine whether forest parks and theme parks could be established in those areas.

The epidemic situation of 2020 also forces us to rethink the concept of green areas as places where people can stay safely. For this reason, the primary planning dilemma has returned: a concentration of leisure and recreation in large spatial forms (the idea of central parks) or the dispersion of relatively smaller individual areas (estate and inter-estate parks, rural parks)?

For this Special Issue, we invite you to submit a paper that focuses on one or more of the following topics:

  • spatial planning at local and regional levels in the context of sustainable development and spatial order;
  • location and construction of municipal green areas according to spatial planning procedures;
  • parks and urban forests as valuable constructed forms of greenery;
  • parks in reclaimed post-industrial areas;
  • functions of constructed green areas; and
  • green areas as a necessary element of land in times of natural disasters.

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Greinert
Prof. Dr. Anna Bazan-Krzywoszańska
Dr. Katarzyna Tokarczyk-Dorociak
Dr. Sinan Tankut Gülhan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Land is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • constructed green areas
  • parks and gardens
  • spatial planning
  • spatial order
  • urban forest
  • safety of green areas

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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