Ecosystem services in practice: Well-being and vulnerability of two European urban areas

Depietri, Yaella. Ecosystem services in practice: Well-being and vulnerability of two European urban areas. Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2015.

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    Author Depietri, Yaella
    Title Ecosystem services in practice: Well-being and vulnerability of two European urban areas
    Year 2015
    University Autonomous University of Barcelona
    Department Environmental Sciences
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Pages 229
    Language eng
    Abstract The large majority of the population in Europe lives in cities and the improvement of the quality of life in urban areas is a policy objective of primary importance. Cities are typically affected by crowding, traffic, air and noise pollution and present features that make them more vulnerable to natural hazards. This Thesis explains how ecosystem services help improve the livability of cities, with a focus on European medium-sized urban areas, using empirical, integrated (e.g. qualitative and quantitative or social-ecological) and policy relevant studies. It explores how and why urban areas can benefit, in terms of well-being and reduction of vulnerability to hazards, from a broader range of policies when ecological aspects are properly accounted for at different geographical scales.
    Keyword Ecosystem Services
    Vulnerability
    Urban development
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783944535340
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