International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development
Online ISSN : 2187-3666
ISSN-L : 2187-3666
The Use of Vertical Greening in Urban Rehabilitation to Improve Sustainability of the Environment in Taiwan
Kuang-Hui PengYao-Chi KuoHsin-Yi Lin
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2015 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 5-16

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Urban heat island effect has caused countries around the world to set a lowcarbon and sustainable environment as their goal. It suggests that communities can achieve the goal by planting trees and vegetation which can cool down the temperature and reduce the effect on the environment. The paper aims at exploring how to promote the application of vertical greening that increases green quantity as well as how to regulate maintenance of it in urban rehabilitation. Through the literature review and foresighted design point of view, implications suggest a way of arranging plants in groups, natural irrigation, rainwater recycling systems, encouraging vertical greening, and the need of standards to provide and manage vertical greening. A case of a fiber reinforced plastic vertical greening system has introduced a further understanding of it.

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