In recent years, both mapping and assessing urban Ecosystem Services (ESs) to support urban planning has been a topic of great debate. This work aims at contributing to this discussion by developing and testing a methodological approach to first assess and map supply and demand of ESs, and then identify areas of priority of intervention. Starting from the existing models, the work develops a tailored approach to map and assess three ESs (water retention and runoff, PM10 removal, and carbon sequestration and storage) that are tested in the city of Bologna and tailored according to available open data. All data are processed in a GIS environment to allow for spatial distribution and visualization of ESs. These maps facilitate defining supply and demands and, consequently, the presence and distribution of ESs deficiencies. Building on mismatches, this paper proposes four clusters by grouping the city’s districts based on predominant land use (built-up, green urban areas) and tree canopy cover. This classification enabled the identification of intervention priority areas and suggestions of relevant nature-based solutions (NBS) to be implemented. The proposed method can serve other urban areas to perform a rapid assessment of their current needs and challenges in terms of ES provision.

A Spatial Ecosystem Services Assessment to Support Decision and Policy Making: The Case of the City of Bologna / Vignoli, Francesca; de Luca, Claudia; Tondelli, Simona. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:5(2021), pp. 2787.1-2787.19. [10.3390/su13052787]

A Spatial Ecosystem Services Assessment to Support Decision and Policy Making: The Case of the City of Bologna

Vignoli, Francesca;de Luca, Claudia
;
Tondelli, Simona
2021

Abstract

In recent years, both mapping and assessing urban Ecosystem Services (ESs) to support urban planning has been a topic of great debate. This work aims at contributing to this discussion by developing and testing a methodological approach to first assess and map supply and demand of ESs, and then identify areas of priority of intervention. Starting from the existing models, the work develops a tailored approach to map and assess three ESs (water retention and runoff, PM10 removal, and carbon sequestration and storage) that are tested in the city of Bologna and tailored according to available open data. All data are processed in a GIS environment to allow for spatial distribution and visualization of ESs. These maps facilitate defining supply and demands and, consequently, the presence and distribution of ESs deficiencies. Building on mismatches, this paper proposes four clusters by grouping the city’s districts based on predominant land use (built-up, green urban areas) and tree canopy cover. This classification enabled the identification of intervention priority areas and suggestions of relevant nature-based solutions (NBS) to be implemented. The proposed method can serve other urban areas to perform a rapid assessment of their current needs and challenges in terms of ES provision.
2021
A Spatial Ecosystem Services Assessment to Support Decision and Policy Making: The Case of the City of Bologna / Vignoli, Francesca; de Luca, Claudia; Tondelli, Simona. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:5(2021), pp. 2787.1-2787.19. [10.3390/su13052787]
Vignoli, Francesca; de Luca, Claudia; Tondelli, Simona
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