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Title: Green cities, blue cities / technical adviser : A. Vilalta
Authors: Bonnefoy, Xavier
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Public spaces have a range of roles to play in a town or city. They are places where many things can happen - exchanges, meetings, even conflicts. They are an ideal setting for recreation and sport, as well as for cultural and social events, and for simple relaxation. Thy are open spaces, often embellished with plants and water, helping to maintain a balanced urban environment, with all the benefits that can bring for the well-being of the inhabitants. Public spaces should be evenly distributed across every neighourhood of the city. If mixed use in public spaces is achieved, it can be an important tool in combating social segregation. A long-term approach to planning, an equitable geographical spread, proper development and regular maintenance will allow authorities to spread their financial burden over a longer period. Various aspects of planning and management are discussed here. Action plans are suggested which will allow open spaces to become genuine public spaces once more, making the city a little more green, and a little more blue
Description: EURO
ICP/EUD/NEAD 02 02 03
24 p.
Subject: City Planning
Environment Design
Urban Health
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: ICP/EUD/NEAD 02 02 03
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