“Green Infrastructure” Concept as an Effective Medium to Manipulating Sustainable Urban Development

“Green Infrastructure” Concept as an Effective Medium to Manipulating Sustainable Urban Development

Adnan Kaplan (Ege University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0882-5.ch708
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Abstract

This chapter aims at exploring and conceptualizing green infrastructure (GI) as a comprehensive system in planning schemes of metropolitan cities such as Melbourne (Australia) and Izmir (Türkiye). Urban open space network(s) and its further step, “GI,” stretches out from the urban core through its periphery. This requires investigation of the planning hierarchy between metropolitan planning and urban design with a focus on connectivity and urban sustainability. Supporting and managing physical development, modes of transportation, and social life, GI provides ecological and social services to cities in pursuit of sustainable development. Following the scrutiny of Melbourne’s GI and its relevance to the planning history, this work undertakes a comparative analysis between Melbourne and Izmir in order to address the development of a metropolitan GI system for these cities. Such an approach would support policies and strategies relating to sustainable urban development.

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