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Title: From Landscape to Garden-with Wildflowers Meadows
Authors: Ponte-e Sousa, Clara
Castro, Maria Conceição
Carvalho, Mário
Editors: Gismondi, Simone
Frassi, Silvia
Keywords: Wildflower meadows
urban spaces
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Edifir-Edizioni Firenze
Citation: Ponte-e Sousa, C., Castro,M.C., Carvalho, M.(2016).From Landscape to Garden-with Wilflower Meadows in Tasting the Landscape. Procceedings of 53rd IFLA World Congress, April, Torino, Italy
Abstract: Since the middle age wildflower meadows are used to bring the flowers from the natural and rural areas into urban landscapes. Wildflowers meadows can improve the quality of Green Infrastructures as they increase biodiversity. However, after a few centuries of given flowers a principal part, lawns started to be used in every kind of places leading to a green obsession. Nowadays, urban lawns are cover more than 70% of urban green spaces all over the world. Frequently design options aren’t environmental or economical friendly, and lawns are this example. Lawns are green deserts with low biodiversity, and unsustainable. Wildflower meadows are an alternative to lawns, more sustainable, less resources consumer and much more biodiverse. In the regions with a Mediterranean climate water is a limit factor, especial in summer.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10174/19865
Type: article
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