More than green: implementation of multifunctional blue-green infrastructure in residential areas of European cities
Urban landscapes are highly vulnerable to extreme water events such as storm water or floods that will be increasingly frequent in our changing world. In general, European metropolises are characterized by a water infrastructure originating from the past century, which is not able to adapt to current environmental changes. Cities of tomorrow need more cross-sectoral, integrated and decentralized approaches to operate the urban water cycle. We analyzed typical building types of typical European Metropolises and focus on the blue-green infrastructure development of Budapest. The main architectural epochs of residential housing between 1870 and 1980 are introduced and shortly described together with the respective design concepts for blue-green infrastructure development. We discuss the applicability of these concepts compared to the contemporary rainwater management methods and complemented with contemporary measures defined by the German research project KURAS.
Csizmadia, D., Szilágyi, K., Balogh, P.I. and Säumel, I. (2017). More than green: implementation of multifunctional blue-green infrastructure in residential areas of European cities. Acta Hortic. 1189, 553-556
sustainability, urban planning, rainwater management, climate change, water-sensitive design