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DOI:10.1016/S0169-2046(00)00109-2
Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204600001092
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Author(s):Pauleit, Stephan; Duhme, Friedrich
Author Affiliation:Pauleit: Ph.D. and Lecturer, School of Planning and Landscape, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Duhme: Ph.D. and Lehrstuhl f√ľr Landschafts√∂kologie, Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, Freising, Germany
Title:Assessing the environmental performance of land cover types for urban planning
Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 52, No. 1, November 5 2000, p. 1-20.
# of Pages:20
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Ground cover; Planning; Plant profile; Sustainable land management; Urban habitat
Abstract/Contents:"Urban planning and decision-making for sustainable development urgently need data of high spatial resolution to establish the relationship between the socio-economic performance of the urban system and its different sub-units (i.e. housing schemes, commercial and industrial developments, services) on the one hand and their environmental impacts of these sub-units on the other. To achieve this task, a system was developed to delineate urban land cover units. The approach was tested for the city of Munich. The units delineate the fine-grained pattern of urban built-up and open spaces. The typology was based on established categories of zoning and development plans. In addition, the units were delineated on an aggregated scale to generate a synoptic understanding of the urban 'metabolism' for different 'strategic' levels of urban planning. A case study on urban hydrology is presented to characterize aspects of the metabolism of the urban system. Additional case studies covered urban climates, energy demand for space heating and carbon dioxide emissions. Results showed that the cover units and types had distinct environmental features. Furthermore the causal links with urban physical and land use features were investigated. Based on the hydrological case study, environmental targets and standards to promote sustainable development are proposed."
Language:English
References:39
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Geographic Terms:Munich, Germany
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Pauleit, S., and F. Duhme. 2000. Assessing the environmental performance of land cover types for urban planning. Landscape Urban Plan. 52(1):p. 1-20.
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DOI: 10.1016/S0169-2046(00)00109-2
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