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Applying Sustainability Techniques In Eco-industrial Parks


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135 - 145




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C. de Sousa Silva, L. Lackóová, T. Panagopoulos


A sustainable city is designed with consideration on social wellbeing and follows the concept of a circular economy creating the smallest possible ecological footprint and giving emphasis on natural capital restoration and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The aim of an eco-industrial park is to improve the economic performance of the stakeholders while minimizing environmental impact. This feasibility study proposes a formal and aesthetic solution that respects the spirit of place, landscape integration of the infrastructures and demonstrates sustainability techniques in a conceptual level Master Plan of the new industrial park of Tavira. It proposes a multi-modal transportation system solution to decrease the distance travelled by vehicles and coexistence with pedestrian and bicycle traffic. It promotes green infrastructure interconnected with the hinterland green areas and mixed-use multifunctional landscapes. It endorses a decrease in impervious surfaces in car parking and enhances efforts to reduce energy use adopting renewable energy lighting solutions and urban allotments and green-roofs/ walls using native vegetation to decrease heat island effects. It recommends compactness of the urbanized areas to save soil and facilitate the integration in the environment. Sustainable landscape design in industrial environment may guarantee quality and prestige living environment.


sustainable city, industrial park, landscape integration, green infrastructure