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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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IJESD 2016 Vol.7(6): 473-479 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2016.V7.823

Sustainable Development and Exploitation of Semi-mountainous Area in Greece

Vasileios C. Drosos, Sarantis Angelos G. Liampas, and Christos C. Stamatiou
Abstract—Sustainable development of semi-mountainous regions supports an increase in economic investments in order to profit the residents of region, without however having drastic negative influences on the natural environment. Green Infrastructure (GI) can be broadly defined as a strategically planned network of high quality natural and semi-natural areas with other environmental features, which is designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services and protect biodiversity. The objective of this study is the specification of strategic directions for an integrated development of semi-mountainous areas through global measures in relation to zoning policies and also proposals regarding specialized production activities, according to a proper typology that characterizes the differentiation of regional problems, needs, and perspectives. The sustainable development of the semi-mountainous areas of Greece targets regional and social cohesion in the framework of especial strategic targets.

Index Terms—Zoning, sustainable development, exploitation.

The authors are with the Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, Orestiada, 68200 Greece (e-mail:,,


Cite: Vasileios C. Drosos, Sarantis Angelos G. Liampas, and Christos C. Stamatiou, "Sustainable Development and Exploitation of Semi-mountainous Area in Greece," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 473-479, 2016.

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