|- This is a Complement Study to the EU Project 'Development of Urban Green Spaces to Improve the Quality of Life in Cities and Urban Regions' (URGE). The Authors are the Partners of the URGE Project 28 kb
|by Baycan-Levent, Tuzin & van Leeuwen, Eveline & Nijkamp, Caroline Rodenburg, Peter | firstname.lastname@example.org
|This study aims to compare the present state of urban green spaces in European cities and to evaluate the policies for the development and management of green spaces.
|38th International Planning Congress
“THE PULSAR EFFECT” Planning with Peaks
21-26 September 2002, Glifada, Athens, Greece
Development and Management of Green Spaces in European Cities:
A Comparative Analysis
Eveline van Leeuwen
Department of Spatial Economics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
This paper is part of the EU project ‘Development of Urban Green Spaces to Improve the Quality of Life in Cities and Urban Regions’ (URGE) supported by the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Union / Key-Action “City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage: Improving the Quality of Urban Life”. The URGE Project considers urban green spaces as an important contribution to the sustainable development of cities and aims to develop interdisciplinary tools for scientists as well as for planners all over Europe concerning the planning of urban green spaces. This study is a complement to the URGE project. We address here several other cities in Europe, outside the group of URGE partner or reference cities, to obtain additional information on their features of urban green that may help to highlight our work.
This study aims to compare the present state of urban green spaces in various European cities and to evaluate the policies for the development and management of green spaces. The sample of this study contains European cities which aim to share their experience in innovative green space policies and strategies. The data and information used for comparison and evaluation are based on extensive questionnaires filled out by relevant departments or experts of municipalities in cities. Evaluation of several experiences in different regions and countries gives us a fascinating European picture in terms of green planning and management. Based on the evaluation of green spaces in European cities, our analysis aims to identify the success conditions and effectiveness of urban policies.
|urban green spaces
Case Study presented on the ISOCARP Congress 2002: The Pulsar Effect
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