Željka Kordej-De Villa – The Institute of Economics, Zagreb; Trg J.F. Kennedyja 7, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Green infrastructure;
Urban areas;
Policy documents;
Physical planning;

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ITEMA.2022.415

Abstract: More and more cities are coping with the challenges of unsus­tainable urbanization, degradation, loss of natural capital, climate change, and increased risk of natural disasters. Green infrastructure (GI) and espe­cially urban green infrastructure (UGI) could have a key role in dealing with these development issues.

The main goal of the paper is to evaluate the role of GI in development strat­egies, both on national and local levels. The role of GI as a policy tool is ana­lyzed. In addition to national development strategies, the paper reviews the development strategies of several Croatian cities. The four biggest and most developed cities are selected: Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, and Osijek. As the most developed cities in economic terms, they are expected to base their develop­ment on new development patterns, including GI.

The paper is structured as follows. After presenting GI and the literature re­view, the third section discusses national regulation and urban policy doc­uments related to GI. The final section presents some conclusions and some proposals for future research agenda.

6th International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2022 – Conference Proceedings, Hybrid (University of Maribor, Slovenia), October 27, 2022

ITEMA Conference Proceedings published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

ITEMA conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia; Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Varaždin; Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Institute of Marketing, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland; Faculty of Agriculture, Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine ”King Michael I of Romania”, Romania

ITEMA Conference 2022 Conference Proceedings: ISBN 978-86-80194-63-9, ISSN 2683-5991, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ITEMA.2022

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Kordej-De Villa, Ž. (2022). Introducing Green Infrastructure into Urban Policy Documents – The Case of Croatian Cities. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), International Scientific Conference ITEMA 2022: Vol 6. Conference Proceedings (pp. 415-422). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans. https://doi.org/10.31410/ITEMA.2022.415


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