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2015 Handbook of Ecological Economics[disponible en anglès]

2015 Íntag, un territorio en disputa: evaluación de escenarios territoriales extractivos y no extractivos[disponible en castellà]

2015 Cambio global, cambio local La sociedad tsimane’ ante la globalización [disponible en castellà]

2014 Recerca al Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola 1983-2013: Síntesi dels estudis i treballs realitzats

"Urban Ecosystem Services" in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities.

2013 - Editorial: Elmqvist, Th.; Fragkias, M.; Goodness, J.; Güneralp, B.; Marcotullio, P.J.; McDonald, R.I.; Parnell, - ISBN:978-94-007-7087-4- Pags 76

Autors de l'ICTA:
Erik N. Gómez-Baggethun, Johannes Langemeyer

Tots els autors':
Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Åsa Gren, David N. Barton, Johannes Langemeyer, Timon McPhearson, Patrick O’Farrell, Erik Andersson, Zoé Hamstead, Peleg Kremer

Abstract
Chapter 11. Urban Ecosystem Services

We explore the potential of urban ecosystem services for improving resilience and quality of life in cities. First, we classify and categorize important ecosystem services and disservices in urban areas. Second, we describe a range of valuation approaches (cultural values, health benefits, economic costs, and resilience) for capturing the importance of urban ecosystem service multiple values. Finally, we analyze how ecosystem service assessment may inform urban planning and governance and provide practical examples from cities in Africa, Europe, and America. From our review, we find that many urban ecosystem services have already been identified, characterized and valued, and have been found to be of great value and importance for human well-being and urban resilience. We conclude that the use of the concept of urban ecosystem services can play a critical role in reconnecting cities to the biosphere, and reducing the ecological footprint and ecological debt of cities while enhancing resilience, health, and quality of life of their inhabitants.




Projectes relationats:
URBES. Biodiversity and Urban Ecosystem Services

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