Assessing Urban Ecosystem Services

Different Methodological Approaches Applied in Brazil, Germany, and Portugal

Marise Barreiros Horta, Maria Inês Cabral, Iva Pires, Laura Salles Bachi, Ana Luísa de Oliveira Moreira da Luz, Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, Maria Auxiliadora Drumond, Sónia Carvalho-Ribeiro

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By integrating social, ecological, and economic perspectives, the assessment of ecosystem services (ES) provides valuable information for better targeting landscape planning and governance. This chapter summarizes different participatory approaches for assessing ES in urban areas of three countries. In Belo Horizonte (Brazil), a conceptual framework for the vacant lots ES assessment is presented as an attempt to integrate landscape, social, and political dimensions. In Leipzig (Germany), a combination of site surveys, interviews, and remote sensing provides a valuable data set that fostered a comparative study between two forms of urban gardening. In Lisbon (Portugal), the study is based on interviews that offer a social insight into the horticultural parks situation, which in turn demands a better dialogue with the municipality. In general, the studies demonstrate the potential benefits of utilizing the ES assessment approaches on urban landscapes, especially for better understanding the interactions between people and nature in urban sites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation
EditorsIsabel Sousa Rosa, Joana Corte Lopes, Ricardo Ribeiro, Ana Mendes
Place of PublicationHershey PA, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter8
Pages183-220
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)978-1522541868
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Barreiros Horta, M., Cabral, M. I., Pires, I., Salles Bachi, L., Luz, A. L. D. O. M. D., Fernandes, G. W., ... Carvalho-Ribeiro, S. (2018). Assessing Urban Ecosystem Services: Different Methodological Approaches Applied in Brazil, Germany, and Portugal. In I. Sousa Rosa, J. Corte Lopes, R. Ribeiro, & A. Mendes (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation (pp. 183-220). Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global.
Barreiros Horta, Marise ; Cabral, Maria Inês ; Pires, Iva ; Salles Bachi, Laura ; Luz, Ana Luísa de Oliveira Moreira da ; Fernandes, Geraldo Wilson ; Drumond, Maria Auxiliadora ; Carvalho-Ribeiro, Sónia . / Assessing Urban Ecosystem Services : Different Methodological Approaches Applied in Brazil, Germany, and Portugal. Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation. editor / Isabel Sousa Rosa ; Joana Corte Lopes ; Ricardo Ribeiro ; Ana Mendes. Hershey PA, USA : IGI Global, 2018. pp. 183-220
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Assessing Urban Ecosystem Services : Different Methodological Approaches Applied in Brazil, Germany, and Portugal. / Barreiros Horta, Marise ; Cabral, Maria Inês; Pires, Iva; Salles Bachi, Laura; Luz, Ana Luísa de Oliveira Moreira da; Fernandes, Geraldo Wilson ; Drumond, Maria Auxiliadora; Carvalho-Ribeiro, Sónia .

Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation. ed. / Isabel Sousa Rosa; Joana Corte Lopes; Ricardo Ribeiro; Ana Mendes. Hershey PA, USA : IGI Global, 2018. p. 183-220.

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Barreiros Horta M, Cabral MI, Pires I, Salles Bachi L, Luz ALDOMD, Fernandes GW et al. Assessing Urban Ecosystem Services: Different Methodological Approaches Applied in Brazil, Germany, and Portugal. In Sousa Rosa I, Corte Lopes J, Ribeiro R, Mendes A, editors, Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation. Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global. 2018. p. 183-220