Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
SOIL, 6, 413–434, 2020
SOIL, 6, 413–434, 2020
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08 Sep 2020
Review article  | Highlight paper | 08 Sep 2020

Using constructed soils for green infrastructure – challenges and limitations

Maha Deeb et al.

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The goal of this study was to discuss current methods to create soils adapted for various green infrastructure (GI) designs. Investigating these new soils for several design categories of GI will provide technical information for management and design agencies. Moreover, these studies can serve as pioneer experiments to prevent recurring errors and, thus, provide improved plant growth practices. Results show that these constructed soils have a high potential to provide multiple soil functions.