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Resilience Ain’t Enough » Thrivable

Resilience Ain’t Enough » Thrivable | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

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Daniel LaLiberte's comment, February 11, 2013 7:53 PM
I think of "sustainable" as at least what is called "resilient" here. We are not truly sustainable until we have already mitigated damages and shifted to a symbiotic relationship with nature. But in doing so, we also become thrivable, doing as nature does, creative and regenerative.
Anne Caspari's comment, February 18, 2013 5:46 AM
Hi Daniel and all; for this discussion I can strongly recommend Nassim Taleb's new book: Antifragile. Jean has taken that new notion into account in her description of Thrivability. Taleb makes clear distinctions: he says that antifragile goes much further than robust or resilient systems (and in this sense further than merely sustainable systems) "the obut or resilient is neither harmed nor helped by volatility and disorder, while the antifragile benefits form them." It is very worth looking into! And also here, much more than a game of words. :-)
Sharon Tinianow's comment, February 23, 2013 4:31 PM
Thanks for the book recommendation!

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Is there such a thing as a “bird friendly city”? What does it look like? What does it not look like? Why bother?

Is there such a thing as a “bird friendly city”? What does it look like? What does it not look like? Why bother? | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

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Declining city populations could boost provision of urban ecosystem services


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10 Awesome Buildings Incorporating Plants

10 Awesome Buildings Incorporating Plants | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
Modern architects and designers understand the health benefits of buildings incorporating plants so they’ve built structures to be more conducive to vegetation.
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Integrated Vegetation in Urban Landscapes

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Integrated vegetation really changes the way we interpret our surrounding environments and helps lower costs and save energy.
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Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ according to researchers

Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ according to researchers | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

 

 

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 15, 2015
-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES,' ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS. An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a “safe operating space.”  http://www.news.wisc.edu/23409

 

Stockholm Resilience Centre
-▶ THE NINE PLANETARY BOUNDARIES  http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-programmes/planetary-boundaries/planetary-boundaries/about-the-research/the-nine-planetary-boundaries.html

 

-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries

 

The Guardian, April 08, 2012
-▶ THE BIOSPHERE:  NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/08/map-species-project?CMP=twt_gu

 

Common Dreams, January 16, 2015
▶ THAT WAS EASY:  IN JUST 60 YEARS, NEOLIBERAL GDP CAPITALISM HAS NEARLY BROKEN PLANET EARTH. Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth's natural systems  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/16/was-easy-just-60-years-neoliberal-capitalism-has-nearly-broken-planet-earth

 

Mother Jones, January 16, 2016
-▶ WE'RE DESTROYING THE PLANET IN WAYS THAT ARE EVEN WORSE THAN GLOBAL WARMING. Humans are "eating away at our own life support systems" at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found.  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/humans-destorying-planet-earth

 

Stockholm Environment Institute, January 16, 2015
-▶ PLANETARY BOUNDARIES ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR BETTER POLICIES ON CHEMICALS http://www.sei-international.org/news-and-media/3006

 

 

-▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE : HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET  http://sco.lt/6wGoQj

 

▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life

 

 -▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17

 

▶   POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT,  CLIMATE ACTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE http://sco.lt/5kGnYH

 

-▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

 -▶ BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995143933/businesses-are-not-just-agents-of-consumerism-but-also-of-society

 

                              CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

                                 http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

▶   OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

- ▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 

                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

   FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

 

▶   AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                 http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

 

▶   RESTORING RIVERS:  THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7uzkCf

 

-▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6kqJaT

 

                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                        The Global Water Crisis

                                            http://sco.lt/5odgG1

 

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                            http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE : ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS SPEAK OUT http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

 

                          NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING 

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT'S DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

                            DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

                                                   VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/7uGWKv

 

-▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

- ▶ MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEM AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

 ▶  ECOCIDE:  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8aPgp7

 

 -▶ AMAZON RAINFOREST: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt

 

  -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION : AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE  http://sco.lt/8VentB

 

  -▶  BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO NATURE - FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO DO SO  http://sco.lt/5DoTRp

 

 

-▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE : WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MAN http://sco.lt/4hz61p

 

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                       TWO EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARIES

 

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                                               

                 "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS? (1:29:00)

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

 

 

-▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER  http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

 

 -▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

 

 

 

 


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While the study focuses on several of these, including climate change and a troubling loss of biodiversity, Carpenter led the examination of biogeochemical cycle changes. Specifically, Carpenter looked at two elements essential to life as we know it: phosphorus and nitrogen.

Juan Antonio Castán's curator insight, January 26, 3:17 AM

LA HUMANIDAD HA REBASADO 4 DE 9 "LÍMITES PLANETARIOS", SEGÚN LOS INVESTIGADORES

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Important updates about the Planetary Boundaries

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Designing with Nature: Insights for Drought Resilience and Carbon in Elqui Valley, Chile | The Nature of Cities

Designing with Nature: Insights for Drought Resilience and Carbon in Elqui Valley, Chile | The Nature of Cities | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
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New approaches into climate resilient cities

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Interview : Vincent Callebaut imagine Paris en 2050

Interview : Vincent Callebaut imagine Paris en 2050 | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
A quoi pourrait ressembler Paris en 2050 ? Voilà un question qui suscite beaucoup d'interrogation. Mais, en réalité il ne s'agit pas que d'une question sur Paris, mais bel et bien d'une question planétaire sur le devenir de nos villes. Smart City

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All Capitals Are Unequal, But Some Are More Unequal Than Others

All Capitals Are Unequal, But Some Are More Unequal Than Others | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
This was a thought that popped into my mind after a number of real life and online conversations about the concept of multiple capitals. We are perhaps at the start of our journey to reform concepts of value. The capitals approach presents a vital topographical guide to the territory we must traverse. However, the route we will take remains uncertain and our ability to successfully reach a sustainable destination, in the time we might have available, also remains in question.

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Mário Carmo's curator insight, January 23, 7:13 PM

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get”

Warren Buffett

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Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC]

Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC] | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies to convince city officials of urban farming's positive impact.


Transforming underutilized land into productive urban farms was one of the many topics which were presented at the recent Kansas City Design Week.  Jerome Chou, past Director of Programs at the Design Trust for Public Space, presented his unique experience with the implementation of the Five Boroughs Farm in New York City and the impact that urban agriculture can have on low-income areas of a city.

Chou pointed out that having the land available for an urban farm is only half of the battle. The other half involves changing local zoning laws, influencing political opinion, garnering economic support, and proving the project will have a net benefit to a community...


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Many cities (like NYC) are leaving old prejudices behind and are converting green areas and unused land to urban agriculture. Improving food security and resilience, reduce city's ecological footprint, supporting pollinators, increasing biodiversity and building sense of community are just a few examples of the benefits it provides
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Marcus Taylor's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:40 AM

Urban Agriculture faces a myriad of challenges to enter the mainstream of urban development in the pursuit of "SmartCities" Worth a browse.

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What is an Ecocity? ‹ Urban Ecology

What is an Ecocity? ‹ Urban Ecology | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
Ecological cities enable their residents to live a good quality of life while using minimal natural resources.

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The benefits have been proved unequivocal. Lets hope (& work) this message gets to every local and city planner stakeholder!

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Mário Carmo's curator insight, January 18, 10:41 AM
Ecological cities enable their residents to live a good quality of life while using minimal natural resources.
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Integrating Biodiversity with Local and City Planning


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The Experience of the Studios in the Development of
Local Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans - LBSAPs

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Garden Bridge: why we should be brave - Telegraph

Garden Bridge: why we should be brave - Telegraph | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
It takes guts to build something extraordinary - have we lost the courage to dream?
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Top 10 Ecosystem Service and Resilience Reads of 2014 - Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog

Top 10 Ecosystem Service and Resilience Reads of 2014 - Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
What is the best way to navigate through the mountain of publications that emerged from 2014 to find the gems that should absolutely be on your reading list? For those looking to brush up on their knowledge on ecosystem services and resilience, we're sharing the top ten reads as identified by a polling of the ESR Working Group.

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The best 10 out of  1700 articles with "ecosystem services" and "resilience" in their title published in 2014

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Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 14, 8:30 PM

1700 articles were published in 2014 with “ecosystem service” or “resilience” in their title and that is only the tip of the ice-berg! (>7000 landed under a subject search). This literature spans fields of fundamental ecology, geography, economics, political science, climate adaptation, disaster risk management, and food system sustainability..

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Ecosystem service implementation and governance challenges in urban green space planning—The case of Berlin, Germany

Ecosystem service implementation and governance challenges in urban green space planning—The case of Berlin, Germany | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

Highlights

 In Berlin, informal strategies explicitly refer to the ecosystem service framework.

Financial constraints on municipal budget severely affect green space development.
Low awareness of benefits & insufficient communication challenge green development.
The ecosystem services framework is useful to communicate green space benefits.


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Totally agree with Mario's insight: the concept of ecosystem services, may provide a useful argument to promote the conservation of existing urban green spaces and to communicate the benefits that urban nature provides for urban dwellers

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Mário Carmo's curator insight, February 9, 3:21 PM

The concept of ecosystem services, however, may provide a useful argument to promote the conservation of existing urban green spaces and to communicate the benefits that urban nature provides for citizens to all levels of green space governance.

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Biodiversity in my (back)yard: towards a framework for citizen engagement in exploring biodiversity and ecosystem services in residential gardens

Biodiversity in my (back)yard: towards a framework for citizen engagement in exploring biodiversity and ecosystem services in residential gardens | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

Abstract

Cultural landscapes generate many ecological values. Much of the cultural landscape exists as private or semi-private domestic gardens. These domestic gardens are hidden treasures of information on small-scale urban landscape design, urban biodiversity and the relation between citizens and their direct living environments. In this paper, an indicator framework is proposed that aims to engage citizens in experiencing and exploring biodiversity and ecosystem services in their own domestic outdoor spaces. By integrating ecological and cultural factors related to garden biodiversity the framework intends to fill a gap in existing research on domestic gardens that has until now either focused on ecological factors, or on preferences of garden owners. The framework has been developed by analysing pictures of front-yards in Phoenix (AZ, USA) and Maastricht (the Netherlands). With the BIMBY [Biodiversity in My (Back) Yard] framework we aim to contribute to an inclusive trans-disciplinary and transformational dialogue on ecosystem services, green infrastructure and biodiversity conservation in the context of the sustainable development of cities.

 

Keywords

 

Biodiversity conservation; Green infrastructures Domestic gardening Urban sustainability; Ecosystem services and disservices; Urban design.


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Can we find a healthy and sustainable balance in the way we protect biodiversity and work towards living together with it on our urbanising planet?

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ngage citizens in experiencing and exploring biodiversity and ecosystem services in their own domestic outdoor spaces

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Green Imprints: Mending the Scars on the Earth

Green Imprints: Mending the Scars on the Earth | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
Infusing Green Into Urban Surroundings
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Ways of infusing green into urban surroundings

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Why Urban Agriculture is a Wise Solution for Food Insecurity

Why Urban Agriculture is a Wise Solution for Food Insecurity | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
Various forms of urban agriculture would be a wise precautionary tool to help mitigate the risks of food insecurity in urban environments.
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Besides all advantageous for human wellfare bringing agriculture into urban areas will also contribute to increase biodiversity and support wildlife

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The Rhythms of City Life | The Nature of Cities

The Rhythms of City Life | The Nature of Cities | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

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Some species are tail-riding with us, profiting from our more reliable and constant food supplies. This comes with the cost of also having to adapt to each city's own (slow/fast) cultural rhythm   

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Can cities lead the way in maximizing nature’s value?

Can cities lead the way in maximizing nature’s value? | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
The explosive growth of urban areas may be our best opportunity for investing in natural capital.

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Mário Carmo's curator insight, January 22, 2:33 PM

This investment challenge creates an opportunity to demonstrate the cost-effective and flexible role that nature can play alongside — or, in some cases as an alternative to — the menu of traditional choices for managing water delivery, providing storm and flood protection, improving air and water quality, providing energy and supporting health.

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To Make Real Change for Urban Biodiversity—Follow the Money

To Make Real Change for Urban Biodiversity—Follow the Money | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

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How Singapore Makes Biodiversity an Important Part of Urban Life

How Singapore Makes Biodiversity an Important Part of Urban Life | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
Inside a city that works hard at keeping the jungle in "urban jungle."

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BiodiverCities: A Primer on Nature in Cities

BiodiverCities: A Primer on Nature in Cities | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
With the majority of the world's population living in urban areas, its time to ask how they can become more livable, sustainable and resilient. biodiverCities explores why biodiversity should be the business of everyone committed to building more sustainable cities. 

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ICLEI leads are a must on every environmental local or city planner bookmark. This is just another fine example!

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BiodiverCities - With the majority of the world's population living in urban areas, its time to ask how they can become more livable, sustainable and resilient. This tool explores why biodiversity should be the business of everyone committed to building more sustainable cities. 

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Ecological Signatures: The Science of Sustainable Urban Forms | Urban Ecology Research Lab

Ecological Signatures: The Science of Sustainable Urban Forms | Urban Ecology Research Lab | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
the challenge for urban designers and planners in coming decades will be to understand how these patterns emerge, evolve and affect  ecosystem dynamics in a much more accurate and fine-grained way.

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«The challenge for urban designers and planners in coming decades will be to understand how these patterns emerge, evolve and affect  ecosystem dynamics in a much more accurate and fine-grained way.»

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ROOF TO TABLE

ROOF TO TABLE | Urban ecology | Scoop.it
BY LAUREN MANDEL, ASSOCIATE ASLA From the August 2014 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. In downtown Chicago, the city’s convention center, McCormick Place, dominates the landscape with 27 a...
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Economic & Environmental Benefits of Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning

Economic & Environmental Benefits of Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning | Urban ecology | Scoop.it

Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in Worlds Growing Cities, according to a new UN assessment...

 

The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook, a new study from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), is the world's first global analysis of how projected patterns of land expansion will impact biodiversity and crucial ecosystems.

The world's total urban area is expected to triple between 2000 and 2030, with urban populations set to double to around 4.9 billion in the same period. This expansion will draw heavily on water and other natural resources and will consume prime agricultural land.
Global urbanization will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems if current trends continue, with effects for human health and development, based on the new research.
The assessment, which draws on contributions from more than 123 scientists worldwide, states that over 60 percent of the land projected to become urban by 2030 has yet to be built.
This presents a major opportunity to greatly improve global sustainability by promoting low-carbon, resource-efficient urban development that can reduce adverse effects on biodiversity and improve quality of life..

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Read the complete article for more on the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as an overview of successful initiatives taken on by cities, local authorities and governments in their efforts to develop a green economy...


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Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning Can Deliver Major Economic Benefits and Reduce Environmental Damage