Assessing the contribution of urban green spaces in green infrastructure strategy planning for urban ecosystem conditions and services

Liu, On Yi and Russo, Alessio ORCID: 0000-0002-0073-7243 (2021) Assessing the contribution of urban green spaces in green infrastructure strategy planning for urban ecosystem conditions and services. Sustainable Cities and Society, 68. Art 102772. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2021.102772

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Abstract

Maintaining ecosystem services is a key adaption option towards sustainable cities and adaptive societies in securing citizens’ health and wellbeing. This research investigates the contribution of using urban green space components as the basic units in green infrastructure strategy planning for urban ecosystem conditions and services. A total of 9 types of urban green spaces are selected and delineated from the high-resolution data. A combination of the quantification method of 6 common urban ecosystem services based on urban green spaces and the MAES framework in reference to literature data is used. A case study of Cheltenham, a typical urban town in England, is studied to present the new approach for local green infrastructure strategy development for urban ecosystem conditions and respective services in improving the resilience of a city in facing global climate change. Results show that changing the composition and spatial arrangement of urban green space components, synergy or tradeoff of various services can be stimulated easily. The small scale of urban green space components allows local detail planning and potential integrated planning among other urban settlements.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB450.9 Gardens and gardening
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469 Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB481 Parks and public reservations
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Constructed Environments
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Alessio Russo
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 12:17
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2021 08:30
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9375

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