The need for a reliable theoretical framework has been identified as unavoidable means to validate strategies and problem solve solutions in landscape architecture. The identification of the international greenway movement as well as its significance in promoting better planning and design (Fabos, 2010; Fabos and Ryan, 2006) enriched significantly the theory to support greenway planning and design. However, the magnitude achieved by the greenway movement across the world at different scales and contexts, deserves a deeper research on the topic. To illustrate this, it is worth mentioning the increasing popularity of green-infrastructures in European Union both in the academic and professional fields (EC, 2010; Magalhães, 2012), or the fact that 55 Km of greenways have been announced to be built in the city of Shenzhen, China in 2012 (Shenzhen Daily, 2012).
Ribeiro, Luís; Dias, Teresa; and Viana, Catarina
"Exploring the Significance of Greenway Concept, to Assist Landscape Planning and Design: Contributions to Theory from African, Asian and European Case Studies,"
Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning: Vol. 4:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/fabos/vol4/iss1/16
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