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Title: ENHANCING STORMWATER REGULATORY ECOSYSTEM SERVICE OF RECREATIONAL GREEN SPACES WITHIN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF ADDIS ABABA THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS DESIGN: THE CASE OF RECREATIONAL PARKS IN BOLE SUB-CITY
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: ALAZAR ASSEFA
MOHAMMEDBERHAN, JEMAL
Keywords: Green spaces;multi-benefits;recreational activities;regulatory ecosystem services
Issue Date: 22-Jun-2016
Publisher: a
Abstract: Recreation green spaces in urban areas, particularly those within the residential areas require proper design & planning consideration for two basic reasons. First, they provide a wide range of direct and indirect benefits (ecosystem services). Second, human activities within the green spaces have a great impact on the stability and continuity of the benefits generated. In the case of Addis Ababa, recreational green spaces, especially which are within the residential areas, have little attention with regards to landscape planning and design. Hence the benefits derived from the green spaces are less or not much more than recreational benefits (cultural ecosystem services). The aim of this research is therefore, to develop sustainable design solutions that can enhance multiple benefits such as regulatory ecosystem services without compromising the existing cultural services of green spaces. The study utilizes a case study research method by selecting two case areas of recreational green spaces from residential areas of bole sub-city Addis Ababa. Based on the result from the case study, the green spaces were actively used for recreation and amenity purposes, because they have well maintained landscapes, beautiful views and they are near to residential areas. In addition, the study has tried to look into a stormwater regulatory capacity of the green spaces and identified 37% to 59% potential runoff reduction. Hence, the study provided design interventions such as sustainable drainage systems to improve stormwater regulatory capacity of the study areas, and eventually enhance regulatory ecosystem services. In addition to existing well developed case areas, the study selected additional underdeveloped open green spaces as a third case area for testing the up scaling effect of the design strategy
Description: The thesis is my own and original work and has not been presented for a degree in any other university
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15257
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Jemal Mohammedberhan.pdfThis thesis is submitted to the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) and to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Environmental Planning and Landscape Design. Thesis title: enhancing stormwater regulatory ecosystem service of recreational green spaces within the residential areas of Addis Ababa through sustainable drainage systems design7.58 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
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