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Anca Georgiana VASILESCU1,2, Mihai Răzvan NIȚĂ3 & Ileana PĂTRU-STUPARIU4,5
1PhD student, Simion Mehedinti Doctoral School of University of Bucharest, N.Bălcescu,1, Bucharest, Romania.
2Assistant counselor, National Agency for Protected Natural Areas, Territorial Service in Buzău, Bd. N. Bălcescu, Buzău, Romania, anca.georgiana97@yahoo.com
3Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies (CCMESI), Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, N. Bălcescu, 1, Bucharest, Romania, mihairazvan.nita@g.unibuc.ro
4Institute of Research of University of Bucharest, ICUB, Transdisciplinary Research Centre Landscape- Territory-Information Systems, CeLTIS, Splaiul Independenței no. 91 - 95, 050095 Bucharest, Romania
5Department of Regional Geography and Environment, Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, N. Bălcescu, 1, 010041 Bucharest, Romania, ileana.stupariu@geo.unibuc.ro


METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING THE BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH URBAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AT DIFFERENT URBAN SCALES, Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, February 2022, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 69 – 80; DOI:10.26471/cjees/2022/017/201

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Abstract:

In the context of increased urbanization, urban green infrastructure (UGI) is an important tool for preserving the structure and functions of natural ecosystems and providing diverse benefits to the human population. The study of benefits is of high importance for the spatial and administrative planning of urban green infrastructures. The present analysis aims to understand the benefits associated with green infrastructures and to develop new possibilities for integrating green infrastructures into urban planning, using the municipality of Buzău as case study. In order to assess the distribution of UGIs in Buzău and to identify the benefits and services associated with them, 227 questionnaires were applied to local population. The case studies offer the possibility to provide concrete examples of current urban green infrastructures management practices. For the municipality of Buzău, the most desired elements of green infrastructure in the city is: parks and public gardens (94.20%), outdoor sports facilities (84.58%), street alignments (79.29%) and flower arrangements (55.06%). The involvement of the local community in the UGI planning process is a strong point, which should be integrated in the practices of local authorities and implemented effectively.



Keyword: urban green infrastructures, ecosystem services, multifunctionality, Buzău, urban planning


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