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Strategic green infrastructure planning and urban forestry

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The green infrastructure approach which takes an integrative perspective on a city or city-region screen spaces, has rapidly become accepted as a policy and planning tool. This chapter looks into the history and concept of green infrastructure, tracing some of its origins in landscape and urban ecological thinking. The focus is on the relevance of the urban forest as a fundamental element of green infrastructure from the neighbourhood to city-regional level. To exemplify the synergy existing between urban forestry and green infrastructure, the following two case studies are presented: regional urban forest parks in Milan and the Melbourne urban forest strategy. Urban forestry and green infrastructure can be seen as two sides of the same coin; so while there are differences in emphasis and approach, commonalities easily exceed the differences. Each approach has much to gain from the other and many of the main advocates are the same. For this reason key international meetings give space and encouragement to green infrastructure contributions.

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Author(s): Lafortezza R, Pauleit S, Hansen R, Sanesi G, Davies C

Editor(s): Ferrini F; Konijnendijk van den Bosch CC; Fini A

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

Year: 2017

Pages: 179-193

Print publication date: 27/03/2017

Online publication date: 21/08/2019

Acceptance date: 01/01/2017

Series Title: Routledge Environment and Sustainability Handbooks

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London


DOI: 10.4324/9781315627106-13

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781138647282