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Benefits of urban green space (BUGS)

Objective

The inter-related issues of urban sprawl, traffic congestion, noise, and airpollution are major socio-economic problems faced by most European cities. The objectives of BUGS are to investigate the potential role of green space in alleviating the adverse effects of urbanisation, and to deduce a set of guidelines regarding the use of green space as a design tool for future urban planning. Pursuing a mixture of environmental and socio-economic research, the focus is on measuring and modelling the impact of green areas on traffic flows and emissions, air quality, noise, accessibility, economic feasibility, and social well-being. Based on the findings, design guidelines are formulated and applied to a highly urbanised area. Users are actively involved as partners to help focus and steer the work. The final deliverable of the project consists of a booklet containing the design guidelines, and its efficient dissemination to the users.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VITO - VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV
Address
200,Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

Participants (7)

AAC CENTRO DE ACUSTICA APLICADA SL
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Alava, C/ Leonardo Da Vinci
01510 Alava
EUROCITIES ASBL
Belgium
Address
Square De Meeus 18
1050 Bruxelles
KOMMUNALVERBAND RUHRGEBIET
Germany
Address
Kronprinzenstrasse 35
45128 Essen
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
THE DANISH TOWN PLANNING INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Norregade 11
1165 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
TRANSPORT RESEARCH CENTRE
Czechia
Address
Lisenska 33A
636 00 Brno
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1
France
Address
Rue De L'argonne 3
67070 Strasbourg