Assessing Nature-Based Recreation to Support Urban Green Infrastructure Planning in Trento (Italy)

Maps of Recreation Potential (RP) and Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) in the city of Trento.

Providing adequate green spaces for nature-based recreation is among the main goals of urban planning, but commonly-used indicators offer a partial view on the issue. EnRoute scientists Chiara Cortinovis, Grazia Zulian and Davide Geneletti present an application of the ESTIMAP-recreation model to the city of Trento (Italy).  This model maps the recreation opportunities for urban dwellers. The paper demonstrates how such data can be used for urban planning. 

A link to the open access paper published in Land is available here