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This special section in Ecosystem Services presents multiple approaches to better incorporate societal dimensions in urban ecosystem services research. It explores:
(1) How the ecosystem services approach might be expanded and provide important bridges to achieve urban sustainability and resilience
(2) Specifically how cultural ecosystem services in urban areas may represent a key to valuation, improvement and preservation of urban ecosystem services in general
(3) The institutional structures surrounding the implementation of ecosystem services oriented policies and management.
Within these themes we explore new conceptual and theoretical approaches, empirical studies, and methodological and analytical developments critical for providing new tools and approaches for applying urban ecosystem services frameworks to promote more sustainable and resilient urban social–ecological systems.
Research news | 2018-07-10
The World in 2050 initiative launches new report outlining synergies and benefits that render the goals achievable
Educational news | 2018-07-02
LEAP our leadership programme designed for changemakers that want to lead social-ecological transformations to sustainability. Application deadline is 5 August 2018.
Research news | 2018-06-27
Overfishing, fractured international relationships and political conflicts loom as fish migrate more unpredictably because of climate change. Here is how to deal with it
Research news | 2018-06-26
Profit-maximizing approaches are most likely to produce outcomes that harm people or the environment. But it depends on the circumstances whether a sustainable or a safe approach is most suitable, new study argues
General news | 2018-06-20
Will lead a redesign of the organisational structure at the centre
Research news | 2018-06-20
New book chapter looks into the economic, cultural and ecological reasons why some people leave the fisheries and aquaculture sector, and what could be done to reverse the trend