Avaliação da qualidade das áreas verdes urbanas de Ponta Grossa, PR, Brasil

Dulcina de Aquino Hernandez de Oliveira Queiroz, Silvia Méri Carvalho
2019 Terr@ Plural  
The green areas have been identified as fundamental elements for sustainability in the urban area, functioning not only as physical amenities but also as elements of spatial appreciation. However, it is considered that its mere presence is not enough to achieve the needs of the inhabitants. In this paper, we present a methodology for qualitatively evaluating green urban areas by means of a composite index, which considers three sub-indexes: Environmental Function, Social Function, and Aesthetic
more » ... Function. Each sub-index contains three indicators that allow tracing the profile of green areas, pointing out their frailties and possible intervention areas. Ponta Grossa has a low index of 0.38 (environmental=0.21; social=0.57; aesthetic=0.45, however, more than the meaning of a numerical value, the potentiality of this index resides in the identification of which function is unsuitable, in this case, the environmental one.
doi:10.5212/terraplural.v.13i3.0015 fatcat:czgbk4darngzpkmb37eh7kavee