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COST Action FP1204. Green Infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests - GreenInUrbs

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TitleCOST Action FP1204. Green Infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests - GreenInUrbs
CreatorInstitute of Agro-Environmental & Forest Biology (IBAF)
DescriptionGreen Infrastructure (GI) has recently gained prominence as a planning tool at regional and local levels. GI provides a range of ecosystem services, and new initiatives can build on state-of-the-art research and on delivery mechanisms such as urban forestry (UF). However, greater attention is needed on integrating the environmental and social benefits produced, particularly in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The COST Action aims to: (1) increase the understanding of the role of UF in the context of GI from a scientific and a socio-economic perspective, in terms of the ecosystem services provided to people and to the urban environment; (2) identify priorities and challenges for future research in the field; (3) provide indicators and/or thresholds to be included by policy makers in local, national or international regulations about GI and UF; and (4) develop guidelines for GI planners and managers on how to implement GI approaches with an emphasis on linking the environmental and social services of UF.
URLhttp://www.greeninurbs.com/
LanguageEnglish
CountryEUROPE, EUROPEAN UNION
Keywordsurban forests; urban forestry; research; networks; green infrastructure; land use; land use planning
TypeNetworks, EC-EU resources, Research institutions and departments
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: November 18 2015