Sustainable Urban Green Space as Urban Ecology Case Study: Urban Parks in Medan – Indonesia.

Wahid, Julaihi and Karsono, Bambang (2008) Sustainable Urban Green Space as Urban Ecology Case Study: Urban Parks in Medan – Indonesia. In: Proceedings of International Symposium Nusantara Urban Research Institute, Architecture, Development and Urbanization Towards Sustainable Cities in Nusantara, 14-15 May 2008, Brastagi, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia.


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Medan is lacking green spaces. By simply creating “greenery” out of flower beds, planted grass surfaces and trees does not necessarily lead to a more sustainable environment. In fact, conventional greening can be wholly unsustainable in its design. Without considering the local climate, the planting of appropriate plants, the provisions of playing fields, parks and sod strips along the boulevard can only add to aesthetic aspects, but the demand for water, fertilizer and maintenance has an adverse effect on the habitat of the area. Nevertheless urban ecology strives to create, preserve and restore green and open spaces sustainability. It also provides many environmental benefits: it reduces the urban heat island effect, minimizes the usage of pesticides, conserves energy, cleans urban air, and absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Creating sustainable urban green spaces as urban ecology may begin with parks; as they offer a lot of ways to reduce the environmental impact in the city. The objective of this paper is to identify the trees characteristic at urban parks in Medan which fulfill the criterion of sustainable urban green spaces that may be a positive contribution for urban ecology. Keyword: sustainable urban green space, urban ecology, park.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture Engineering
Depositing User: Bambang Karsono ST.,MT., Ph.D
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 16:13
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 16:13

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