Nowadays, urban green zones should be regarded as “urban infrastructure”, necessary for the city operation and aiming at establishing a green network, an integrated complex of streets and outdoor spaces ‘running through’ the whole city.

The necessary structural elements to compose such a network are the following:

  • Green Itineraries

Longitudinal open spaces combined with the transport network, which serve ecological, social and cultural functions and connect green zones, organized parts of the urban web and vegetation sites.

  • Green zones

Large urban wedge-shaped green sections, which enter the urban complex and connect it to the peri-urban green; the development of such sites can follow the route of dry river beds throughout the urban complex. The role of such sites is very important, as they are both instruments and connecting arteries for green zones, as well as for the integrated communication of a green web, the main goal of which is for nature to penetrate the dense urban web.