Challenges associated with green cities of the future

Aldous D.E. (2013) Challenges associated with green cities of the future. Acta Horticulturae, 999 27-36.

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Author Aldous D.E.
Title Challenges associated with green cities of the future
Journal name Acta Horticulturae   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0567-7572
ISBN 9789066055865
Publication date 2013-06
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 999
Start page 27
End page 36
Total pages 10
Place of publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Close to 80% of the North American, European, Asian and Australasian population that live in and around cities depend on the essential environmental, economic, and social benefits provided by green open spaces. It seems apparent that if these green cities are to flourish then there is a critical need to define what constitutes green open space in a city and describe the beneficial relationships that exist between plants, people and place. However there continues to be a lack of reliable data on how much green open space is available, how it is to be measured, whether this green open space is increasing or decreasing, and whether there is sufficient green open space in terms of environmental sustainability for a green city of the future. This paper describes green open space, discusses the benefits and assets associated with green open space, and the challenges associated with the classification, planning, and monitoring of green open space.
Keyword City environment
Green benefits
Green open spaces
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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