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5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
CONTEMPORARY ACHIEVEMENTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2017 , 2017.y., pp. 823-832


GREEN STREETS AS A MODEL OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT IN NOVI SAD
 
DOI: 10.14415/konferencijaGFS2017.087
UDC: 502.12
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Author : Đurakovac, Amela; Sekulić, Mirjana
 
 Summary:
 Streets are an important element of any settlement. In the physical sense, streets make the communication areas, which consist of various elements: driveway, bike paths, sidewalks, parking lots, views and green area (green belts and green islands). Greenery, as an element of streets, in addition to their basic function - insulation of pedestrian flows and peripheral buildings from motor vehicle traffic, the creation of favorable sanitary-hygienic and microclimate conditions, can also perform the function of absorbing and filtering stormwater, generated as a result of rain, the melting of snow etc. The term "green street" refers to the ecological spaces that offer different technical solutions for the accumulation of stormwater, such as: containers for collecting water, rain gardens, specially selected vegetation, permeable surface layer overlay, porous surfaces and others. Green streets can be designed, tailored to different types of streets and roads, or fit into the existing road network. The primary objective of the application of green streets is management of stormwater water in urban conditions, through the processes of absorption, filtration and water purification, which contributes to increasing the quality of the environment. Different innovation solutions for the implementation of green streets, allow conversion of conventional, existing streets into ecological oasis with multiple benefits, which is reflected in the improvement of the quality of water, air, reducing heat island, thereby highlighting all the important roles of greenery, which is no longer just a "decorative" element the urban landscape. This paper deals with the definition and identification of key characteristics of green streets, typology, and recommendations for improving the existing street system in Novi Sad, using green streets.
 
 Keywords:
 green streets, stormwater menagment, Novi Sad