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 Luz, Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, Maria Auxiliadora Drumond, Sónia Carvalho-Ribeiro

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Eco-Cities Through Policy, Planning, and Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationCan It Really Work?
EditorsIsabel Sousa Rosa, Joana Corte Lopes, Ricardo Ribeiro, Ana Mendes
Place of PublicationHershey PA, USA
PublisherIGI-Global
Chapter8
Pages183-220
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781799804437
ISBN (Print)1799804410, 9781799804413
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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