- - - - ARBORICULTURA URBANA / URBAN ARBORICULTURE - - - -: DEFINITION OF GREEN AREA

The National Environment Commission defines green areas as urban or peripheral areas, predominantly occupied with trees, shrubs or plants, which can have different uses, either to fulfill functions of recreation, recreation, ecology, ornamentation, protection, recovery and rehabilitation of the environment, or similar (MINVU, CONAMA, 1998) (click here).

Unfortunately this definition is not contained in any law,

The only legal definition that exists of green area is contained in the Ordinance of the General Law of Urbanism and Construction and indicates that "Green area" corresponds to a land surface preferably intended for spreading or pedestrian circulation, generally consisting of plant species and other complementary elements. (click here)

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According to this definition we could have green areas that did not contain plants, shrubs or trees, an unthinking issue.

by Gámez, V. (2005), based on the criterion of territorial size considered as a main element when defining a space as "green". This author points out that "In French legislation only those areas greater than 1,000 m2 are considered as such." Another aspect to consider is the accessibility of the population using the green space. approximate to our urban morphology would be the following. " (click here)

The School of Geography of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso gives us the following definition: Public land area within urban area , provided of vegetation, gardens complementary trees .

  • Adam Floyd