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Bai, X., Surveyer, A., Elmqvist, T., Gatzweiler, F.W., Güneralp, B., Parnell, S., Prieur-Richard, A-H., Shrivastava, P., Siri J.G., Stafford-Smith, M., Toussaint, J-P., and Webb, R. 2016. Defining and advancing a systems approach for sustainable cities. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2016, 23:69–78, DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.11.010
The sustainable development of cities is increasingly recognized as crucial to meeting collectively agreed sustainability goals at local, regional and global scales, and more broadly to securing human well-being worldwide. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a goal on cities (Goal 11), with most other goals and targets have urban applications and multi scalar implications for their implementation. Further, the ...
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This report was produced by the independent, tripartite, Working Group on Resilience Management and the Circular Economy working under the aegis of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management . Its members – senior civil servants drawn from the European and national administrations, experts and managers from leading innovative companies and prominent scholars from academia – have participated in its work in their pe...
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Frantzeskaki, N., D. Haase, M. Fragkias, T. Elmqvist, T. 2016. Editorial overview: System dynamics and sustainability: urban transitions to sustainability and resilience. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 22: 4-8.
Gasparatos, A., K. Takeuchi, T. Elmqvist, K. Fukushi, M. Nagao, F. Swanepoel, M. Swilling, D. Trotter, H. von Blottnitz. 2016. Sustainability science for meeting Africa’s challenges. Sustainability Science 11: 371 – 372
Goodness, J., E. Andersson, P. Anderson, T. Elmqvist. 2016. Exploring the links between functional traits and cultural ecosystem services to enhance urban ecosystem management. Ecological Indicators 70: 597 – 605.
Functional traits have been proposed as a more mechanistic way than species data alone to connect biodiversity to ecosystem processes and function in ecological research. Recently, this framework has also been broadened to include connections of traits to ecosystem services. While many links between traits and ecosystem processes/functions are easily and logically extended to regulating, supporting, and provisioning services, ...
Green, T.L., J. Kronenberg, E. Andersson, T. Elmqvist, E. Gómez-Baggethun. 2016. Insurance value of green infrastructure in and around cities. Ecosystems 19: 1051 – 1063
The combination of climate change and urbanization projected to occur until 2050 poses new challenges for land-use planning, not least in terms of reducing urban vulnerability to hazards from projected increases in the frequency and intensity of climate extremes. Interest in investments in green infrastructure (interconnected systems of parks, wetlands, gardens and other green spaces), as well as in restoration of urban ecosys...
Kremer, P., Z. Hamstead, D. Haase, T. McPhearson, N. Frantzeskaki, E. Andersson, N. Kabisch, N. Larondelle, E.L. Rall, A. Voigt, F. Baró, C. Bertram, E. Gómez-Baggethun, R. Hansen, A. Kaczorowska, J.-H. Kain, J. Kronenberg, J. Langemeyer, S. Pauleit, K. Rehdanz, M. Schewenius, C. Van Ham, D. Wurster, T. Elmqvist. 2016. Key insights for the future of urban ecosystem services research. Ecology and Society 21(2): 29
Understanding the dynamics of urban ecosystem services is a necessary requirement for adequate planning, management, and governance of urban green infrastructure. Through the three-year Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (URBES) research project, we conducted case study and comparative research on urban biodiversity and ecosystem services across seven cities in Europe and the United States. Reviewing > 50 peer-reviewed ...
Langemeyer, J., E. Gomez-Baggethun, D. Haase, S. Scheuer, T. Elmqvist. 2016. Bridging the gap between ecosystem service assessments and land-use planning through Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA). Environmental Science & Policy 62: 45 – 56.
Land-use planning is an important determinant for green space policy in cities. It defines land covers and hence the structure and function of urban ecosystems and the benefits these provide to humans, such as air purification, urban cooling, runoff mitigation, and recreation. The ecosystem service approach has helped to attract policy attention to these benefits but the concept remains poorly implemented in urban policy and g...
Takeuchi, K., B. Allenby, T. Elmqvist, A.K. Duraiappah, J. Kauffman, N. Kanie, S. Managi, O. Saito. 2016. Call for paper for sustainability science and implementing the sustainable development goals. Sustainability Science 11: 177 – 178
Tidball, K., N. Frantzeskaki, T. Elmqvist. 2016. Traps! An introduction to expanding thinking on persistent maladaptive states in pursuit of resilience. Sustainability Science 11: 861 – 866
This special feature is the result of a long collaboration between Stockholm University and the Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC) and Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources, focused upon resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. Over the course of this collaboration, many other partners have been invited and have participated in the collaborations, mostly focused on the social questi...
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