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Linear Cities as an Alternative for the Sustainable Transition of Urban Areas in Harmony with Natural Environment Principles

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  • A. Zaręba
  • A. Krzemińska
  • E. Truch
  • M. Modelska
  • F.J. Grijalva
  • N.R. Monrealf
Publication date18/06/2022
Host publicationUrban and Transit Planning - Towards Liveable Communities: Urban places and Design Spaces
EditorsFrancesco Alberti, Mourad Amer, Yasser Mahgoub, Paola Gallo, Adriana Galderisi, Eric Strauss
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030970468
ISBN (Print)9783030970451
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


Intensive urbanization influences the quality of urban green areas, pollution, shrinking of forests, intensification of erosion as well as the fragmentation of habitats and loss of biodiversity. Despite the important role of urban ecosystems, they are exposed to the increasing destruction of the ever-expanding city. The decentralization of the compact city and balanced development, in harmony with natural environment principles, is beginning to shape city-regions. The transport system is one of the main development-stimulating factors which is beneficial to the society and contributes to the economic and cultural activation of urbanized regions. The simplicity of the linear system, based on a transport network, is expressed in its functionality—the separation of collision-free, pedestrian traffic from roads, and easy access to industrial, service, residential and recreation centers. The paper examines studies and contemporary practices of linear urban systems, based on the backbone of road network, in response to the need to find a model solution for an increasing demand for new residential, industrial, and recreational green areas, and attempts to define the role of the linear settlement system in the transition of spatial connections networks.