Urban sprawl is a general problem of developed countries and several European strategies highlight the importance of controlled development, compact settlements structure, and protection of ecologic values. We analyzed European metropolis regions focusing on challenges of preservation of green infrastructure and controlling urban sprawl. Vienna has protected the green spaces in and around the city for a century already. In case of Munich, the “compact-urban-green” leitmotif was implemented. Rennes created a green belt around the city, protecting agricultural land and privileges high densification and the agglomeration is planned in a polycentric model. In our comparison analysis, we would like to draw the consequences for metropolitan region of Budapest for which the state adopted an act for shaping the frames of spatial development. The Urban Atlas elaborated by the European Environmental Agency helps us to compare the land development between 2006 and 2012 in the surveyed metropolis regions.
Kovács, Krisztina F.; De Linares, Paloma G.; Iváncsics, Vera; Máté, Klaudia; Jombach, Sándor; and Valánszki, István
"Challenges and Answers of Urban Development Focusing Green Infrastructure in European Metropolises,"
Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning: Vol. 6
, Article 40.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/fabos/vol6/iss1/40
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