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A Methodology for Assessing the Implementation Potential for Retrofitted and Multifunctional Urban Green Infrastructure in Public Areas of the Global South

verfasst von
Tanja Fluhrer, Jochen Hack, José Fernando Chapa Zumba

Urban green infrastructure (UGI) provides multiple functions that combine ecological and social benefits. UGI is being increasingly promoted and implemented in the Global North. In other parts of the world, such as in the Global South, infrastructures for UGI implementation and promotion are sparse. The state of infrastructure development and informal settlements in the Global South present different constraints and demands that should be explicitly addressed. This study presents an approach to addressing the specific conditions and physical limitations of UGI development in urban areas of the Global South. A four-step methodology was developed to assess the implementation potential for retrofitted and multifunctional urban green infrastructure in public areas. This methodology consists of (1) an initial site analysis, (2) defining design criteria and general strategies, (3) exploring the different dimensions of multifunctionality as the basis for deriving spatial typologies, and (4) assessing spatial suitability for potential placements for UGI elements. The methodology was applied to a study area in the metropolitan region of San José, Costa Rica. The results indicate the potential to improve the hydrological (up to 34% of surface runoff reduction), ecological (an increase of green space by 2.2%, creation of 1500mlength of roadside greenery and two newhabitat types), and social conditions (2200m of road type upgrading) of the site through UGIs. This assessment of different multifunctionality dimensions can serve as a guide for future UGI promotion and implementation in urban areas of the Global South.

Externe Organisation(en)
Technische Universität Darmstadt
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ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Umweltwissenschaften (sonstige), Geografie, Planung und Entwicklung, Energieanlagenbau und Kraftwerkstechnik, Management, Monitoring, Politik und Recht, Erneuerbare Energien, Nachhaltigkeit und Umwelt
Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung
SDG 7 – Erschwingliche und saubere Energie, SDG 11 – Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinschaften
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