International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Ecological Analysis of Urban Parks (Case Study: Mashhad Metropolitan)
Farzaneh Razzaghian, Mohammad Rahim Rahnama

The symbol of ecological urban sustainable development is the construction of urban ecological parks or Ecoparks. This paper’s aim is to provide standards and criteria for ecological planning in urban parks and use them in the design of parks. Finally the comparison of three existing parks in Mashhad with the principles of ecological parks is the last purpose. The statistical society is all parks of Mashhad metropolitan and the case study are three parks of Mellat, Vahdat and Koohsangi. Evaluation of ecological indicators is in the three main axes of Physical and Ecological Design, Environmental Principles, and Educational and Cultural principles. The current status of these parks is inappropriate that are being non-ecological. In order to improve the quality of existing parks we offer suggestions in micro and macro levels of management, planning and design of urban green spaces. Finally the ecological landscape thinking will be clear at the end.

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