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Design to Promote UrbanEcosystem Services: Examples of solutions with green - blueinfrastructure in public spaces
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Bevara och förbättra urbana ekosystemtjänster : En exempelsamling av lösningar för grön-blå infrastruktur på allmänna platser (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The world is increasingly urbanizing with approximately 54% of the world population livingin cities (Langemeyer, 2015). This number is expected to rise to 66% by 2050 (UN, 2014),which means that urbanized areas will expand in size with an additional 2.5 billion new urbaninhabitants (Langemeyer, 2015). Studies show that urban expansion has the effect ofdecreasing, fragmenting, and isolating natural patches by altering the size, shape, andinterconnectivity of the natural landscape (Ricketts, 2001; Alberti, 2005). The consequentloss and degradation of urban and peri-urban green/blue space and elements couldadversely affect ecosystem and its services as well as human health and well-being.Through literature review, the concepts of urban ecosystem services and green-blueinfrastructures are introduced, as well as the main design principles for green-blueinfrastructures. The thesis also briefly introduces urban policies and implementation throughcase study with a focus on Malmö city. Meanwhile, the thesis discusses how the planninginstruments of Green Space Factor and Green Points are used in the Bo01 project and howthey contributed to promote ecosystem services in built environment.Through literature review and case study, the aim of this thesis is to collect design solutionsthat can be used as inspiration and guidance to promote urban ecosystem services throughgreen-blue infrastructures in built environments at different scales.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Ecosystem services, biodiversity, green-blue infrastructure, urban habitat, urban greenery, urban surface-water
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-203806OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-203806DiVA: diva2:1082626
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Urban and Regional Planning
Educational program
Degree of Master - Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
Presentation
2017-03-13, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-03-17 Created: 2017-03-17 Last updated: 2017-03-17Bibliographically approved

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