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Ecological sustainability of urban landscapes: evaluation of Green Structure Plans

Sandström, Ulf; Angelstam, Per; Elbakidze, Marine; Axelsson, Robert; Törnblom, Johan

Abstract

• More than 50 % of the world’s population and about 80 % in more developed countries are urban dwellers • Throughout the world urban areas increases in size • Compaction is one proposed solution to obtain urban sustainability when the population is growing and accordingly urban green spaces often suffers • The challenge is how urban spatial planning can result in enough the vital green structures in more and more compacted cities • National and international collaboration and comparative studies are important tools to improve the knowledge needed for spatial planning to achieve sustainable urban landscapes

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Publisher: Skogsmästarskolan, SLU