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AddedValueGreen! – Sustainable Management of urban green infrastructure

Project Leader
Damyanovic Doris, Project Leader
Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Type of Research
Applied Research
Brandenburg Christiane, Sub Projectleader
Morawetz Ulrich, Sub Projectleader
Reinwald Florian, Project Staff
Kniepert Martin, Project Staff
Allex Brigitte, Project Staff
Gantner Birgit, Project Staff
Czachs Christina, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Institute of Landscape Planning
Institute of Sustainable Economic Development
AddedValueGreen! – Sustainable Management of urban green infrastructure
Funded by
Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria
Urban green infrastructure as well as approaches to sustainable management and control by (planning) instruments is content of the research project. Vienna has successfully positioned itself in the international competition as a city, combining urban density with high quality of life. Urban green infrastructure will make a decisive contribution. These qualities and the general trend of urbanization lead to a strong population growth in urban centers. Vienna is growing and more and more land in the suburbs is built up and the existing urban development gets established and compacted. Both have negative influence on the quality and usability of urban green infrastructure as a natural resource and for all residents of the city. The high exploitation pressure additionally reinforces these effects. With the project “MehrWertGrün” ("AddedValueGreen!") the basis for decision-making and reasoning principles for the Viennese urban planning and -administration are drawn up to give reasons for the specific benefits and value of urban green infrastructure and its maintenance. Management and intervention options for the Viennese urban planning are identified and a “Grünflächenfaktor” ("green space factor") is developed as a tool for sustainable management of urban green infrastructure. Through an inter- and transdisciplinary approach regulating, socio-cultural and economic effects of urban green infrastructure are analyzed and incorporated.

applied geography; residential building; national theory; environmental economics; regional planning; urban planning; landscape planning; Landscape ecology;
Open Space Planning ; Landscape Planning; Sustainable Resource Managment; Urban Enviromental Economics; Urban Ecology; Urban Planning; Housing;

Morawetz, U., Mayr, D., Damyanovic, D. (2016): Ökonomische Effekte grüner Infrastruktur als Teil eines Grünflächenfaktors. Ein Leitfaden.

Diskussionspapier Nr. DP-66-2016 des Instituts für nachhaltige Wirtschaftsentwicklung der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien FullText


Morawetz, UB; Brandenburg, C; Czachs, C; Damyanovic, D; Reinwald, F (2015): How can a Green Infrastructure Index as Planning Instrument Include Economic Effects? Considerations for Vienna..

1st European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference, NOV 23-24, 2015, Vienna

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