Background: The creation and the maintenance of peri-urban forests with recreational
sites are required for the sustainability of the urban environment. The formation of green networks
between the peri-urban forests and the urban greenery is vital for a city, both for ecological and for
recreational roles. The city of Thessaloniki lacks green infrastructure. Recently, many studies have
proposed landscape planning for Thessaloniki city. However, this study confronts the urban and
peri-urban space as a whole.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to form proposals for the connection of the peri-urban forest
“Seih-Sou” with the green spaces of the city of Thessaloniki. The main project is the planning of a
green network with the “Seih-Sou Forest” as a starting point and the seafront as an ending.
Results: This proposed network will connect the existing green spaces at the center of Thessaloniki
city. Then, the focus is transferred to a particular section of the proposed green network which
spreads out from the “Seih-Sou” forest to the University Campus. Specifically, the proposal for the
section “Seih-Sou” forest- University Campus is the aesthetical and functional unification of the
green spaces: University Campus, Park of “Tellogleio” Foundation, “Pavlou Mela” Square, the row
of trees at “Agathoupoleos” Road with the peri-urban forest.
Conclusion: This connection of the above mentioned sites will favor the unfavorable ecological
conditions of the city.