Thursday, 20 June 2013

Managing urban ecosystems (#journal)

Managing urban ecosystems for goods and services

Concomitant with the rise in the proportion of the global human population that resides in urban areas has been growth in awareness of the importance of the provision of ecosystem goods and services to those people. Urban areas are themselves of significance in this regard because of their areal extent, and hence the quantity of services falling within their bounds, and because of the need for local provision of services to urban residents.This article reviews key challenges to the effective management of ecosystem goods and services within urban areas.

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