Magdalena Vasilevska, Ljiljana Vasilevska

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This paper deals with multiple benefits and outcomes at a lower spatial-functional city levels generated by the synergy of Urban Green Infrastructure approach and integrated stormwater management approaches, resulting from their simultaneous application in the process of urban planning and design. The conducted research examines and analyzes key characteristics of Green Infrastructure and integrated stormwater management approaches, as well as their relationship in terms of principles, spatial-functional forms, types and benefits of their implementation. Since both of them are based on supporting and mimicking the natural environment in urban conditions, which makes them environmentally friendly and allows a greater presence of nature in many urban circumstances, the focus is on investigation of two common main principles and benefits of their implementation - closer connection with nature and increase of biodiversity in urban environment. The research platform consists of selected examples from Vienna which represent different types of lower spatial-functional levels in which both approaches are applied, making them suitable for examining the effects of their synergy.


Urban Green Infrastructure, integrated stormwater management approaches, implementation, synergy, benefits, Vienna

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