ENHANCING CARBON SEQUESTRATION POTENTIAL OF URBAN GREEN SPACES THROUGH TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS STRATEGY

Riccardo Privitera, Daniele La Rosa
2017 Acta Geobalcanica  
Non-urbanized areas (NUAs) play an important role in reducing the effects of climate change by providing both carbon storage and sequestration. Despite their importance, they are endangered by urbanization pressures and often neglected by local spatial planning practices. On the contrary, NUAs should be protected and designed as new public urban green spaces to enhance the amount of vegetation of different land cover types and therefore their potential capacity of carbon sequestration. This
more » ... estration. This study proposes a three steps-method for enhancing carbon sequestration of NUAs through the implementation of new public green spaces while ensuring the related economic feasibility of urban development based on a Transfer of development rights program.
doi:10.18509/agb.2018.02 fatcat:rjv6sr6z5jewfgogllrzhpmbiu