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Green infrastructure (GI) has been an object of different theoretical-practical approaches concerning its application as a tool to build a sustainable and resilient land use plan. The key would be to guarantee the cities’ functions and services to work with nature. The challenge requests a clear association between conceptual terms and the design practices that have been developed in recent years, attending urban functions and protecting ecosystem services. The present work contributes to the debate, establishing the relationship between principles, urban scales, urban functions and configurable components of green infrastructure with the potential to guarantee the ecosystem service and to respond to the demands of the city’s functioning. The research approach is related to the ecosystem service associated with the water cycle in cities. The method is based on the organization of conceptual review bases and some research results on green infrastructure, landscape architecture and urbanism, to build a framework of analysis that can be validated in an empirical study that will subsidize plans of urban spatial planning. As a result, we present the primitive analytical and methodological steps for the identification of aspects raised for the intervention of a plan of urban land occupation based on nature.



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