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Jakub Pagac; Samuel Adamec; Vladimir Kiss
•    Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE 
•    Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Urbanization and expansion of urban territory is a global trend that affects all major cities in the world. For this reason, the quality of the urban environment is increasingly important for human health and well-being. One increasingly popular element to improve and address the challenges associated with a warming urbanized landscape is blue-green infrastructure (BGI). Blue-green infrastructure is mainly associated with the urbanized landscape and its integration into the urban environment. In our post, we will focus on the agricultural landscape, which is in close proximity to the city of Trnava, Slovakia. The administrative territory of the city of Trnava is characterized by a low degree of ecological stability with a lack of natural elements of the landscape structure. Current vegetation in the territory of the city of Trnava (7,153 ha) is divided and represented into landscape - outside the built-up area (2.18%), urban - in the built-up area (35.40%) (Department of Spatial Development and Concepts of the City of Trnava). The aim of the contribution is to present solutions in the "Strkovisko" district, where we proposed a network of natural and near-natural measures to mitigate climate impacts related to climate change for the construction of BGI. The proposed location was designated as arable land with an area of 11.91 ha, which will be transformed into a plot of land with purpose-built agricultural protection and ecological greenery against erosive measures and measures to ensure the ecological stability of the territory. The article introduces the reader to the benefits of BGI and describes the proposed elements to mitigate climate change with an emphasis on landscape activities.
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This research is the result of the project: VEGA no. 1/0676/22 Blue-green infrastructureas a tool of water management policy in the process of adaptation to climate change.
Proceedings of 23rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2023
23rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2023, 28-30 November, 2023
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci and Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts and Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci and Arts; Acad Sci Moldova; Montenegrin Acad Sci and Arts; Georgian Acad Sci; Acad Fine Arts and Design Bratislava; Russian Acad Arts; Turkish Acad Sci.
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Blue-green infrastructure, urbanized landscape, ecological stability of the territory, climate change

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