Combining Geographic Information Systems and Shape Grammars to Upgrade Public Open Spaces in Informal Settlements
Informal Settlements (IS) chronically lack access and availability of green open spaces such as parks, gardens, recreational facilities and institutional services. They are vulnerable to increased risk of natural hazards like floods and landslides due to their proximity to environmentally sensitive areas. All of this hampers the quality of life of residents. Green open spaces provide critical ecosystem services to mitigate environmental problems associated with fast urban growth. This research is focused on developing an IS upgrading framework that encompasses urban Green Open Space (GOS) suitability analyses and devises typology-based green infrastructure solutions to promote IS social equity and environmental rehabilitation.
|Work Title||Combining Geographic Information Systems and Shape Grammars to Upgrade Public Open Spaces in Informal Settlements|
|Subtitle||Toward a systematic green framework|
|License||CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)|
|Publication Date||September 23, 2021|
|Deposited||February 15, 2022|