Biodiversity as Part of Urban Green Network System Planning Case Study: Pontianak City

Yudithya Ratih, Jockie Zudhi Febrianto
2016 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Urban ecology is a new paradigm in viewing urban area as human-dominated ecosystem. This kind of ecosystem consists of socio-cultural as well as economical aspects which play important roles. Recently, urban ecosystem had caused major ecological problems such as flood, Urban Heat Island, pollutions, and biodiversity loss. Green network system is crucial factor in urban ecology and become an alternative approach to overcome ecological problems in urban areas. Urban green space in a form of parks
more » ... (patch) and corridors are integral part of green network system, therefore they are potential urban fabrics (Hough, 1989). Due to specific social and ecological function, green open space in high density settlement should integrate these functions. On the other hand, urban biodiversity serve as indicator of environment quality (Muller, 2013). The aim of this paper is to identify urban biodiversity in the city as a base for planning an urban green network system.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.06.118 fatcat:5mly2o7mzzhqlizd4opnejw4dq