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Title: Potential vegetation: contribution to urban planning
Authors: Carvalho, Catarina
Matos, Rute
Castro, Conceição
Pinto-Gomes, Carlos
Keywords: cities identity
ecological systems
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: University of Madeira
Citation: Carvalho C., Matos R., Castro C. & Pinto-Gomes C. (2018). Potential vegetation: contribution to urban planning. I Internacional Congress on sustainable planning and territorial governance. Universidade da Madeira, Funchal (Portugal). 4-6 Junho.
Abstract: The introduction of potential vegetation in the urban space is fundamental in the cities identity and in the intensification of ecological efficiency. Given the contemporary city challenges it’s urgent a sustainable solution that reduces the maintenance and the energy input. Its utilization, as part of a landscape structure in the urban space, is framed on the contemporary city strategy which must: promote wellbeing, be sustainable, be resilient and adaptive facing future uncertainty, namely climatic changes. Considering the contemporary city sustainable planning and recent studies on urban spaces, ecological systems and their aesthetical values, this project is based on a bibliographical review of theoretical studies about the themes we seek to develop. The aim of this presentation is the inclusion of potential vegetation in a new design approach to the city's open spaces. It is defined by the ecological systems, working with the site ecological conditions, aiming at improving the efficiency of multifunctional land uses (production, protection and leisure). This design approach simultaneously ensures the articulation of these spaces with urban interfaces bringing the natural processes near to the "urbanscape". This will enhance protection to sensitive areas and, as added value, increase biodiversity and recreational fruition of these different landscapes. The linkage with nature and identity is also promoted, improving the wished sense of identity and belonging. The main outcome of this proposal is the design of a landscape infrastructure in the city of Évora that assures the articulation with its open spaces and the connection between them and the countryside.
Type: lecture
Appears in Collections:PAO - Comunicações - Em Congressos Científicos Internacionais
PAO - Comunicações - Em Congressos Científicos Internacionais

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