A New Design for Urban Gardens: Being Framed in the Green Infrastructure

  • Sandrine Glatron
Part of the Cities and Nature book series (CITIES)


Green infrastructure and urban gardens seem to have an intertwined destiny, biodiversity constituting for both of them a new order that guides their legitimization, their inscription in the urban space, the modalities of their organization and management. How do gardens, and urban agriculture in general, contribute to biodiversity in cities and are integrated into the development of the green infrastructure for that specific matter? How are they taken into account in the planning of such infrastructures, in the discourses and design of the latter? How, finally, do they become an element of the discourses and the awareness of the inhabitants about the question of the green infrastructure and could constitute elements of anchoring of the policy to associate/sensitize the citizens to this urban project? By varying the focal length and observation scales of the green infrastructure, from a bird eye view to a ground view (worm view), we will see in this chapter how urban gardens are integrated into the design, political and ideological objectives of green infrastructures as well as into the practices of city dwellers in relation to biodiversity through various European examples.


Green infrastructure Urban gardens Biodiversity Multifunctionality Urban planning Strasbourg Marseille 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dyname UMR 7367CNRSStrasbourgFrance

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