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Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LIX
Written by Vladimir Ionuţ BOC

In the last decade, in developed countries the awareness of green infrastructure and its impact on quality of life hasincreased considerably. Thus, increasingly more cities have initiated development and conservation plans formetropolitan green infrastructure. The research consists of a comparative analysis of a number of green infrastructurestrategies from different cities around the world, including major cities such as New York, Sydney, London, and smallermetropolitan areas like Milwaukee (USA) and Cambridge (UK). Within the study, green infrastructure plans areanalyzed in terms of structure, underlying studies, visions, objectives, approached themes, complexity, relating tonational and international directives, etc. The results reveal the complexity and interdisciplinary character of greeninfrastructure development plans. The strategies contains various current global issues approached at local level, suchas climate change, energy efficiency, pollution reduction, storm water management, biodiversity conservation, publichealth, etc. The study shows different green infrastructure planning approaches, highlighting an increasingly interest tointegrate green areas in urban development strategies and policies.

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