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Ecosystem services in urban environments

Ecosystem services in urban environments

Milliken, Sarah ORCID: 0000-0001-7151-8753 (2018) Ecosystem services in urban environments. In: Peréz, Gabriel and Perini, Katia, (eds.) Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability. Butterworth-Heinemann, pp. 17-27. ISBN 978-0128121504 (doi:

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This chapter presents a brief synthesis of recent literature on ecosystem services in urban environments. Different types of urban habitats generate different types of ecosystem service, including the supply of food, mitigation of air pollution, human health and well-being, and biodiversity. These services can play an important role in enhancing the resilience of cities to climate change, but only if urban planners and policy makers take into account the connectivity required by key ecological processes in order for their potential to be optimized. The economic valuation of urban ecosystem services is a useful tool for communicating with these stakeholders.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 1.2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecosystem services; ecosystem disservices; urban environments; social-ecological approach; economic valuation; multiple benefits
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Digital Arts, Research & Enterprise (DARE)
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