Ecosystem Services and Urban Resilience – Case of Stockholm.
Conference contribution, 2014
In the current context of urban densification and climate change the role of adaptive management of space in cities becomes crucial. This has significant consequences for the resilience of urban environments and our understanding and framing the role of open space and vegetation in cities. Urban ecosystem services (ES) are currently promoted in Sweden in the planning for more dense and sustainable cities. Despite the vital importance of ES, the methodology for planning of ES has not been developed. Of particular concern to scientists, environmentalists and planners are tools and methods addressing ES in urban planning and construction in Stockholm. Thus, the findings are particularly interesting as Stockholm city and region are often used as the best practice examples in the literature on the management of ES. This article identifies some of the challenges and opportunities involved in the process of integrating the concept of ES into planning for urban resilience in Stockholm.
land use planning
urban ecosystem services