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Andersson, E., Haase, D., Scheuer, S. and Wellmann, T., 2020. Neighbourhood character affects the spatial extent and magnitude of the functional footprint of urban green infrastructure. Landscape Ecol 35, 1605–1618 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-01039-z
Urban densification has been argued to increase the contrast between built up and open green space. This contrast may offer a starting point for assessing the extent and magnitude of the positive influences urban green infrastructure is expected to have on its surroundings. Our results show how green space has a non-linear and declining cooling influence on adjacent urban land uses, extending up to 300–400 m in densely built ...
Frei, B., Queiroz, C., Chaplin-Kramer, B., Andersson, E., Renard, D., Rhemtulla, J.M. and Bennett, E.M., 2020. A brighter future: Complementary goals of diversity and multifunctionality to build resilient agricultural landscapes. Global Food Security, 26, p.100407.
Humanity places a heavy burden on agricultural landscapes, demanding plentiful food, multiple ecosystem functions, and biodiversity conservation. We quantified areas growing ‘brighter’ and ‘darker’ (i.e., better or worse than expected based on extrinsic constraints) for multifunctionality of ecosystem services (ES) over time across a dynamic agricultural landscape. To explore how areas changing in ES multifunctionality, we li...
Wellmann, T., Lausch, A., Andersson, E., Knapp, S., Cortinovis, C. et.al. 2020. Remote sensing in urban planning: Contributions towards ecologically sound policies? Landscape and Urban Planning Volume 204, December 2020, 103921, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103921
Remote sensing has evolved to become a key tool for various fields of environmental analysis, thus actively informing policy across areas and domains. To evaluate the degree to which remote sensing is contributing to the science of ecologically-oriented urban planning, we carried out a systematic literature review using the SCOPUS database, searching for articles integrating knowledge in urban planning, remote sensing and ecol...
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Anderson, P., Charles-Dominique, T., Ernstson, H., Andersson, Goodness, J., Elmqvist, T. 2019. Post-apartheid ecologies in the City of Cape Town: An examination of plantfunctional traits in relation to urban gradients. Landscape and Urban Planning 193 (2020) 103662
In this study we explore species richness and traits across two urban gradients in the City of Cape Town. The first is the natural-urban boundary and the second is a socio-economic gradient informed by historical race-based apartheid planning. Plant species and cover were recorded in 156 plots sampled from conservation areas, private gardens, and public open green space. The socio-economic gradient transitioned from wealthier...
Anderson, E., Langemeyer, J., Borgström, S., McPhearson, T., et.al. 2019. Enabling green and blue infrastructure to improvecontributions to human well-being and equity in urban systems. BioScience, , biz058, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz058
The circumstances under which different ecosystem service benefits can be realized differ. The benefits tend to be coproduced and to be enabled by multiple interacting social, ecological, and technological factors, which is particularly evident in cities. As many cities are undergoing rapid change, these factors need to be better understood and accounted for, especially for those most in need of benefits. We propose a framewor...
Elmqvist, T., Andersson, E. Frantzeskaki, N. et.al. 2019. Sustainability and resilience for transformation in the urban century, Nature Sustainability volume 2, pages 267–273 (2019)
We have entered the urban century and addressing a broad suite of sustainability challenges in urban areas is increasingly key for our chances to transform the entire planet towards sustainability. For example, cities are responsible for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, 90% of urban areas are situated on coastlines, making the majority of the world’s population increasingly vulnerable to climate ch...
Kronenberg, J., Andersson, E. 2019. Integrating social values with other value dimensions: parallel use vs. combination vs. full integration. Sustain Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-019-00688-7
The need to link different valuation methods, especially beyond disciplinary realms, has been discussed at least since the 1990s, and recently it has gained special attention. In the present contribution to this debate, we analyse the prospects for integrating different valuation methods representing three areas of disciplinary knowledge or value dimensions: social, monetary and ecological. We present a framework building on t...
Czembrowski, P., Laszkiewicz, Kronenberg, J., Engström, G., Andersson, E. 2019. Valuing individual characteristics and the multifunctionality of urban green spaces: The integration of sociotope mapping and hedonic pricing. PLoS ONE 14(3): e0212277. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212277
We categorize Stockholm’s urban green spaces according to the use values and social meanings they support, based on a sociotope mapping, and estimate their impact on property prices with a hedonic pricing model. The approach allows us to identify the most and least desired green space characteristics (attributes) and to assess the willingness to pay for the multifunctionality of green spaces. To do this, we test the following...
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Pauleit, S., Ambrose-Oji, B., Andersson, E., Anton, B., Buijs, A., Haase, D., Elands, B., Hansen, R., Kowarik, I., Kronenberg, J., Mattijssen, T., Stahl Olafsson, A., Rall, E. and van der Jagt, A. P. N. 2018. ‘Advancing Urban Green Infrastructure in Europe: outcomes and reflections from the GREEN SURGE project’, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, in press. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.10.006.
Urban green infrastructure (UGI) is a promising concept when developing multifunctional green space systems to address major challenges of urbanization such as increasing social cohesion, promoting the transition to a green economy, adaptation to climate change and conservation of biodiversity. In response to the European Commission’s Communication on Green Infrastructure from 2013, the GREEN SURGE project aimed to further adv...
Malinga, R. H., Jewitt, G., Lindborg, R., Andersson, E. and Gordon, L. 2018. ‘On the other side of the ditch: exploring contrasting ecosystem service coproduction between smallholder and commercial agriculture’, Ecology and Society, 23(4):9. doi: 10.5751/ES-10380-230409.
Managing for increased multifunctionality of agricultural landscapes is a crucial step toward a sustainable global agriculture. We studied two contrasting agricultural landscapes that exist in parallel on two sides of a ditch in the South African Drakensberg Mountains. The large-scale commercial and smallholder farmers operate within a similar biophysical context but have different farming intensities, management practices, so...
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