VITAL BLUE - GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Basova, S.; Sopirova, A.; Hajdukova, R.
Abstract:
Main pedestrian lines and nodes in urban structures need to be penetrated with water and greenery for the transformation into vital and ecological public spaces. The context of water and greenery provides to public spaces flow of landscape and flow of natural elements through the major arteries and meeting places of the city. Our research on the Danube riverfront in Bratislava and its recreational hinterland focused on implementing greening of the area, the zone in contact with the river, landscape modelling, and the city's climate preparedness with an emphasis on public spaces. Urban planners and landscape designers based their methods of implementation of landscape planning and ecological principles into student urban design on the systematic dual consultation of student concepts. Student’s projects have confirmed the importance of transforming the area into a meandering Danube landscape, the contact of the river with new areas and riverfront. We based the steps of the conceptual design on parallel consultation and transformation of the waterless terrain south of Bratislava into a meandering Danube landscape, into new contacts of river branches with new urban nodes and lines. We led new localities step by step to the greening of urban structures, supplemented by the blue-green infrastructure. Case studies followed from the old port in the center of Bratislava through the new meandering southern city to the recreational structure of Danubia Park. Through these studies, the team explored the most effective way to design blue-green public spaces. This harmony of urban-landscape dual management methods was reflected in creating a new city area with ecological quality. The principles for protection against overheating, water regulation and the effects of climate change have been implemented in the proposals.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2021
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
waterfront landscape; public spaces; blue–green infrastructure; meandering Danube landscape
Editor:
• Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE • Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Volume:
21
SGEM Book title:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021
Book number:
6.2
SGEM Series:
SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference
Pages:
233-240
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci
Period:
7 - 10 December, 2021
ISBN:
978-619-7603-36-1
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021, 7 - 10 December, 2021
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2021V/6.2/s27.35
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