WIT Press


Green Structure In Romania: The True Story

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP150421

Volume

193

Pages

12

Page Range

489 - 500

Published

2015

Size

479 kb

Author(s)

O. Luca, F. Petrescu, C. Iacoboaea, F. Gaman, M. Aldea, M. Sercaianu

Abstract

The European legal framework as well as the current legislation in Romania states that the amount of green space per inhabitant in cities must increase, with specific targets for 2010 and 2013. However, these goals were not met in Romania, and the current development is a slight decrease. At the same time the green structure term is not yet introduced in the planning and strategic documents of the cities. There is no methodological framework in designing and implementing actions and measures in the green structure of the urban areas. The measure “green cadastre” used in Romania by some cities is not a decision making tool in urban development, and do not provide inputs for proactive measures in both conservation and development of the green areas. The paper aims to evaluate the gaps between the designed and existing situation in Romania’s cities (with 2 case study presentations) in relation with green areas, the introduction of urban green structure terminology in planning and strategic documents of the cities and the need for a sustainable management of green structure in Romania.

Keywords

green structure, green spaces, climate change, sustainability, planning