Guidelines for “Blue-Green” Urban Infrastructure: Adaptive Model and its Structural Elements


  • Liudmyla Ruban Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture, Ukraine



«blue-green» urban infrastructure, adaptive model, riverside or riparian city (settlement)


An author's methodological approach has been developed, based on the planning of a “blue-green” urban infrastructure for the conditions of a riverside city, as one of the possible ways to adapt settlements to climate change. An adaptive model of the “Blue-green” infrastructure of a riparian city is proposed, as well as a typology of its structural elements, purposes, and methods of application. This methodological approach develops certain provisions of the Sponge Cities practical urban planning strategy, applicable for versatile climatic conditions and successfully implemented since the 2000s in several Asian countries (Singapore, China, etc) and many European cities.

Author Biography

Liudmyla Ruban, Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture, Ukraine

Dr. Scince in Architecture, Assoc. Professor, urban planning and landscape architect, leading researcher with more than twelve years of academic and research experience. Currently works as a professor at the department of Innovative architecture and design, Institute of Innovative Education of Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, and conducts an architectural practice at the Scientific and project department of engineering protection of the areass and environmental preservation, Research and Design Institute of Urban Planning, Kyiv, Ukraine. For a long time, she worked at the department of urban planning and at the department of landscape architecture of the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA), Kyiv. She combines fruitful scientific and pedagogical activity with practical design, implementing her experience at the positions of architect, chief architect of projects, scientific consultant as part of author's collectives and individually, at leading design institutes and commercial architectural bureaus. The author's professional interests focus on the problems of modern urban planning theory and practice related to natural water bodies, which undergo the influence of global climatic, economic, social and cultural changes.


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How to Cite

Ruban, L. (2023). Guidelines for “Blue-Green” Urban Infrastructure: Adaptive Model and its Structural Elements. Landscape Architecture and Art, 22(22), 147–156.