LIFE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN ROMANIA'S CITIES BY TRANSFORMATION OF VICINITY FORESTS IN FOREST-PARKS WITH MINIMUM INTERVENTIONS UPON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
In Romania there are few forest parks and they are not adequately promoted. Although most of the Romanian cities are surrounded by forests, few of them are landscaped for recreation goals, most being deteriorated. Existing information in Romania refers only to forest park planning intention. The benefits for creating forest park near towns are multiple, but such projects are placed secondary by the authorities. A future landscape design of forest park mustnt be conceived only as an entertainment area which excludes its natural elements. This paper is focused in the general on the forest parks social and recreational aspects and, in particular on the study of Schulerwald Forest, located near the Bistrita city, Romania. This study, finally, aims to establish the possibility of transforming this forest into a recreation area by applying a sustainable landscape design.
Dumitras, A.F., Pop-Boanca, P., Damian, A., Bors-Oprisa, S., Clapa, D., Singureanu, V., Mazare, G. and Sabo, G. (2012). LIFE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN ROMANIA'S CITIES BY TRANSFORMATION OF VICINITY FORESTS IN FOREST-PARKS WITH MINIMUM INTERVENTIONS UPON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. Acta Hortic. 937, 1081-1088
landscape design, land modeling, durable development, tourism need, aesthetic value, green space expansion