|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5115173||1484599||2017||4 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- Ecuador's constitution recognizes ecosystem rights and quality of life for people.
- The national plan for quality of life is favorable to green infrastructure.
- We worked with agencies, academics, and practitioners to identify constraints.
- Lack of coordination among specialized expertise and agencies inhibit green infrastructure at the local scale.
- Lack of planning across urban and peri-urban areas inhibits effective green networks.
Ecuador's new constitution recognizes “rights of nature” and peoples' right to benefit from the environment and natural resources that enhance the Buen Vivir (Quality of Life). The national plan for Buen Vivir calls for spatial planning to guarantee territorial and global environmental sustainability, increase people's safety by minimizing the impact of natural hazards such as floods. Within this context, we analyzed opportunities for green infrastructure in Cuenca (Ecuador's third largest city). We mapped existing green areas and linkages, analyzed the roles of implementing institutions with structured input from 33 government, academic, and industry experts. We found that fragmented authorities and often-contradictory mandates of different agencies prevented optimal management of open-space areas within the city. Moreover, planning efforts within the city of Cuenca are completely disconnected from the rapidly-urbanizing peri-urban areas outside the city limits, resulting in missed opportunities for connected green space for wildlife, human recreation, and water quality benefits.
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning - Volume 159, March 2017, Pages 1-4