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Metodika hodnocení zahrádkářských lokalit (MEZA)

Title in English The methodology of assessment of urban allotment gardens (MEZA)
Authors

DOSTALÍK Jan ULČÁK Zbyněk SOVOVÁ Lucie KALA Lukáš KRYLOVÁ Radoslava PELIKÁN Vojtěch

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Urbanismus a územní rozvoj
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Citation
Web článek - open access
Keywords methodics; urban planning; urban allotment gardens; gardening zones; urban gardening; green infrastructure
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Description Urban allotment gardens are highly heterogeneous territories which deliver both benefits and problems for towns and cities. Their practical assessment is usually based on subjective and selective criteria. The methodology of assessment of urban allotment gardens (MEZA) is one of a number of possible attitudes to the function and importance of these territories. It is a voluntary tool which standardises assessment and presents a very user friendly procedure for evaluation of a wide range of these territories. Based on multi-disciplinary approach, it evaluates territories from three perspectives. First, it observes urban gardening in the framework of urban and town and country planning. Second, social benefits of gardening communities and economic aspects of urban gardening (gardens as heterodox economic space), including contribution to foodstuffs security, are analysed. The third viewpoint studies environmental aspects of allotment gardens and preconditions for the support of biodiversity.
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