Publication type: Book
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Urban services to ecosystems : green infrastructure benefits from the landscape to the urban scale
et. al: No
Editors: Catalano, Chiara
Andreucci, Maria Beatrice
Guarino, Riccardo
Bretzel, Francesca
Leone, Manfredi
Pasta, Salvatore
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-75929-2
Extent: XXI, 533
Issue Date: 2021
Edition: 1st edition
Series: Future City
Series volume: 17
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-030-75928-5
978-3-030-75929-2
Language: English
Subjects: Future city; Biodiversity; Ecosystem services; Green infrastructure; Ecological network; Human-made habitat; Eco-building; Holistic design; Vegetation science; SDG 11; Sustainable city and community
Subject (DDC): 333: Economics of land and resources
577: Ecology
Abstract: The aim of this book is to bring together multidisciplinary research in the field of green infrastructure design, construction and ecology. The main core of the volume is constituted by contributions dealing with green infrastructure, vegetation science, nature-based solutions and sustainable urban development. The green infrastructure and its ecosystem services, indeed, are gaining space in both political agendas and academic research. However, the attention is focused on the services that nature is giving for free to and for human health and survival. What if we start to see things from another perspective? Our actions shall converge for instance to turn man-made environment like cities from heterotrophic to autotrophic ecosystems. From landscape ecology to urban and building design, like bricks of a wall, from the small scale to the bigger landscape scale via ecological networks and corridors, we should start answering these questions: what are the services that are we offering to Nature? What are we improving? How to implement our actions? This book contains four Open Access chapters, which are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22419
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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