Sustainable Cities and Soil Quality of Green Spaces

  title={Sustainable Cities and Soil Quality of Green Spaces},
  author={Lidia Giuffr{\'e} and Liliana Marb{\'a}n and C. Vespasiano and G. Moreno and R. P. R{\'i}os},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology},
Livability in cities is linked to the optimization of the conditions of urban life related to the environment in which organisms develop, and green spaces guarantee much of the biodiversity in cities. Environmental Plan of Buenos Aires (Argentina) establishes the protection, regulation and control of levels of environmental and landscape quality of public space. Urban soils may be classified as Technosols, and should be handled carefully because it may contain toxic substances. The aim of this… 

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