Het linken van de tuin-interfase met zijn stedelijke en rurale omgeving

Valerie Dewaelheyns (Spreker)

    Activiteit: Gesprek of presentatieLezing en mondelinge bijdrage


    The development of residential units is generally considered as a characteristic of expanding urbanisation. Domestic gardens are typical associates of dwelling units, and are especially conspicuous in areas of peri-urban expansion, sprawl, in and around villages and as an element of dispersed homesteads. Despite their manifold appearance, domestic gardens seem absent from the several policy and research domains they are related to. Yet, because of their functional, morphological and use characteristics, gardens can also be considered as an interface between the urban and the rural. In this paper we present the “garden complex” as the green structure that integrates individual domestic gardens, in a regional perspective. The garden complex concept elevates the single domestic garden from triviality to a higher level of scale and significance.

    We build on concepts and data already developed in a recent publication (Dewaelheyns et al., 2011), but go a step further by giving extra attention to the mapping and the interpretation of the spatial associations of this garden complex with other urban and rural land use categories. That way, we want to lay stress on the existing and potential functional and servicing roles of this green interface in a regional perspective. The case area is Flanders (Belgium), but the paper will also give some clues on the operationality of the garden complex principle in a more international perspective.

    Dewaelheyns, V., Bomans, K. & Gulinck, H. (Eds.) (2011). The Powerful Garden. Emerging views on the garden complex. Antwerp, Garant Publishers. 237 p.
    Evenementstiteli-SUP2012 - Innovation for Sustainable Production
    LocatieBrugge, België, België
    Mate van erkenningInternationaal