The authors report the survey of some flowerbeds located in the city of Palermo with the aim of assessing the sustainability of the plants and the interventions to be implemented, i.e. cutting or transfer of plants, to achieve a sustainable green. In the case in which it is possible to insert other plants in the flowerbeds, it is recommended to elaborate a project using programs that allow to have a preview of the spaces available for the new plants. This work is methodological and is aimed at creating a green that can achieve the functional objectives in relation to the site where it is located (sustainability in all aspects) and at low management costs with no or almost no irrigation practice.
Keywords: Urban soils, urban greenery, choice of plants in urban greenery, sustainability of greenery, mitigation of heat islands, green area planning and management
Salvatore Raimondi, Antonio Comparetti, Carlo Greco, Antanas Juostas, Antonino Pirrone, in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2 Suppl./2019, pp. 391-403, DOI:10.3280/RISS2019-002-S1025