Ecosystem services provided by green infrastructure in the urban environment

Corina Basnou, Joan Pino, Jaume Terradas

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Abstract

© CAB International 2015. Interest in ecosystems services and green infrastructures is a result of conceptual developments in urban ecology and other environmental sciences. The impact of the urban settlements on nature and its consequences on human well-being at multi-scale levels demands for technical and social responses, whose application has been revealed to be highly dependent on the physical and socioeconomic context. We review here problems and efforts to create a solid conceptual framework and efficient tools to analyse and manage urban social-ecosystems in order to increase the benefits that green infrastructure gives to the entire society, giving resilience to these systems. Difficulties become even greater as a result of weak institutional structures, limited capacity and poor governance strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number201510004
JournalCAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Environmental services
  • Green infrastructure
  • Social-ecosystems
  • Urban ecosystems
  • Urban greening
  • Urban management

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