Cities

Comprehending the Multiple ‘Values’ of Green Infrastructure – Valuing Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Water Management from Multiple Perspectives

15th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Environmental Research.  “Highlights:  We compare different attempts to evaluate the benefits of urban greening options. Economic valuations of different hypothetical development scenarios are reported. Two schemes incorporating Nature Based Solutions were assessed for viability. Developer profits were reduced despite residents’ willingness to pay for greening. Developers are unlikely to… [more]

Air Pollution Battle is Crucial to China’s Public Health, Study Says

13th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “China’s measures to improve air quality are working, but more stringent policies should be put in place to safeguard public health, a new study has shown. Air pollution in China, especially in mega-metropolitan areas, is a matter of concern due to its impact on public health. The study,… [more]

Natural Capital, the Secret for Sustainable Cities

10th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Triple Pundit. “In our search for better management of natural capital, cities are where the difference can be made. City authorities often show genuine leadership in protecting the natural environment, and pursue ambitious targets beyond those set at national and international levels. They recognize the immense potential of using… [more]

Canadian Cities Are Counting on Nature – & It’s Paying Off

31st October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Globe and Mail. “This has been a record year of extreme and unusual weather events around the world. Thousands of people from B.C. to California have fled their homes as fires raged. Floods, which account for 47 per cent of weather-related disasters, have brought landslides, death and destruction… [more]

Coalition October Newsletter

25th October 2017
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

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Integrating Ecosystem Services Concept in Planning Documents from Six Municipalities in Southwestern Sweden

23rd October 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This paper was originally published in Ecology and Society.  “Abstract: The ecosystem services (ES) concept refers to benefits that humanity receives from nature. Investigating how this concept has been embraced within urban planning is important when assessing the awareness of human dependence on natural functions and the potential for the ES concept to increase this awareness.… [more]