Learning from Experience to Build Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) in the Central Adriatic City (Italy) under the Life+A_GreeNet Project

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Rosalba D’Onofrio
Timothy Daniel Brownlee
Chiara Camaioni
Giorgio Caprari
Simone Malavolta
Elio Trusiani


In Europe, the implementation of urban green infrastructure (UGI) in spatial planning remains slow, although the economic/financial limits of the past have been overcome due to the recent investment priorities established by the Structural Funds and Next Generation EU. The difficulties of integrating UGI in spatial planning regard the limits of researchers’ theoretical approach and the unpreparedness of territories, administrations, and technicians. The Life+ A_GreeNet project aims to overcome these critical points. Several European and national experiences in implementing UGIs are investigated to assess their transferability into techniques and local and large-scale spatial planning tools in the Central Adriatic of Italy through a phase of interaction, learning and listening among local administrations (decision makers and technicians). The objectives shared among various local players are thereby identified. These involve regenerating settlement and environmental systems and beginning to interact on problems and possible solutions that, overcoming administrative limits, regard an entire territory. A framework of commitments for local and large-scale planning therefore emerges, with conditions for the transferability of some techniques and practical/operational procedures.


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D’OnofrioR., BrownleeT., CamaioniC., CaprariG., MalavoltaS., & TrusianiE. (2023). Learning from Experience to Build Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) in the Central Adriatic City (Italy) under the Life+A_GreeNet Project. UPLanD - Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape & Environmental Design, 7(1), 5-24. https://doi.org/10.6093/2531-9906/10027


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