Palm groves in oasis cities: a sustainable and multifunctional green infrastructure - the case of Biskra, Algeria

Mounir Hadji, Alexandru-Ionut Petrisor

Rezumat/Abstract. This paper provides a comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted and sustainable characteristics of palm groves within oasis cities, with a specific focus on the city of Biskra, located in Algeria. The palm groves in Biskra serve as a compelling exemplar of green infrastructure in oasis cities, as they fulfill numerous roles that contribute significantly to both the ecological and socio-economic well-being of the region. The research delves into the intricate web of connections that exist between palm groves and several essential elements. These elements encompass efficient water management systems, the urban layout intricacies, the rich biodiversity that thrives within the groves, the social cohesion they foster, and the creation of a stable ecological environment. Furthermore, the study highlights the pivotal role played by these palm groves in promoting sustainability, preserving the natural environment, and elevating the overall quality of life for the local community. Biskra's palm groves exemplify how green infrastructure can serve as a driving force for sustainable practices in arid regions, presenting a valuable model that can be emulated by other oasis cities grappling with similar challenges.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: green infrastructure, oasis cities, palm grove, ecosystem, multifunctionality, sustainability

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