WATER MANAGEMENT IN SMART CITIES, İzmir, Turkey, 2 - 04 November 2017, pp.84
Abstract: Global Urban population increase and rapid growth of unsusceptible urban surfaces is raising concerns over more than just the quality of human life. Different infrastructures are built to address the increasing human demans. Urban infrastructure systems (UIS) are analogous to ecological systems because they are interconnected, complex and adaptive components that exchange material, information and energy among themselves and to and from the environment and exhibit characteristic scaling properties. Urban ecological infrastructure (UEI) is defined as the organic integration of blue (water-based), green (vegetated), and grey (non-living) landscapes, combined with “exits” (outflows, treatment, or recycling) and “arteries” (corridors) at an ecosystem scale. The UEI plays a fundamental role in sustainably providing the ecosystem services that urban residents require In this study UIS and UEI concepts are defined.