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Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204613002259
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Author(s):Smetana, Sergiy M.; Crittenden, John C.
Author Affiliation:Smetana and Crittenden: Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; Smetana: German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL e.V.), Quakenbr√ľck, Germany and Institute of Structural Analysis and Planning in Areas of Intensive Agriculture, University of Vechta, Vechta, Germany; Crittenden: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Title:Sustainable plants in urban parks: A life cycle analysis of traditional and alternative lawns in Georgia, USA
Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 122, February 2014, p. 140-151.
# of Pages:12
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Computer modeling; Environmental stewardship; Greenspace; Sustainable land management; Urban development
Abstract/Contents:"Intensive urban development is increasing the demand for green areas within cities. Urban brownfields could become a source for green redevelopment areas. Sustainable redevelopment requires precise information on the environmental impact of the installation of different vegetation types. We performed a Life Cycle Analysis (SimaPro 7 software) of six lawn installation and maintenance scenarios relevant to the conditions of Georgia, USA and confirmed that a traditional turf sod lawn has the highest environmental impact levels. Xeriscaped lawn composed of bark mulch has high impact levels owing to the substantial transportation needs at the installation stage. Hydroseeded lawns (composed of natural materials) are a sustainable alternative for traditional turf sod lawns, especially when native plants are included (11-14 times lower impact level). Professional selection and use of native plants could provide environmental, social, and ecological options for urban brownfield redevelopment into green areas."
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Smetana, S. M., and J. C. Crittenden. 2014. Sustainable plants in urban parks: A life cycle analysis of traditional and alternative lawns in Georgia, USA. Landscape Urban Plan. 122:p. 140-151.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.011
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