Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Urban Green Spaces

Rui Alexandre Castanho

University of Johannesburg

Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho collaborates with the Environmental Resources Analysis Research Group (ARAM), University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain; VALORIZA - Research Center for the Enhancement of Endogenous Resources, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), Portugal; Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation (CITUR), Madeira, Portugal; and AQUAGEO Research Group, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.

Co-editor:

José Cabezas Fernández

University of Extremadura

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Urban Green Space Urban Space Sustainable City Sustainable Development 2030 Horizon Landscape Architecture Climate Change Urban Planning Ecosystem Service Sustainable Planning Nature-Based Solution Sustainability

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Urban planning intends to promote urban living conditions through reasonable land use, always maintaining harmony between urban planning and nature. The cities are the focus of growth within states; their industrialization and growth in housing a large number of population worldwide has caused a disordered and chaotic development. The objective of planning is to correct the urban chaos and prevent it from happening again due to inadequate planning, thus improving the inhabitants' quality of life. Contextually, urban green spaces are a pivotal piece of this puzzle. In fact, the existence of abundant vegetation in cities has an universal appeal which persists beyond temporal, spatial, and cultural divisions, incorporating itself within the concept of environmental quality and leading to a better quality of life.

Thereby, it is essential to assess and analyze the design, function, and role of urban green spaces in today's and tomorrow's cities.

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Date completed: September 24th 2021

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: December 21st 2021

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Review results due: March 11th 2022

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Expected publication date: May 10th 2022

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About the editor

Rui Alexandre Castanho

University of Johannesburg

Rui Alexandre Castanho has a master\'s degree in Planning, Audit, and Control in Urban Green Spaces and an international Ph.D. in Sustainable Planning in Borderlands. Currently, he is a professor at WSB University, Poland, and a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Castanho is a post-doc researcher on the GREAT Project, University of Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. He collaborates with the Environmental Resources Analysis Research Group (ARAM), University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain; VALORIZA - Research Center for the Enhancement of Endogenous Resources, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), Portugal; Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation (CITUR), Madeira, Portugal; and AQUAGEO Research Group, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.

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