Special issue of Landscape and Urban Planning featuring articles from our seminar

Selected papers from the seminar on urban ecosystem services which we organized in Lodz in July 2011 have now been published in the special issue of Landscape and Urban Planning (vol. 109, no. 1).

The objective of this special issue has been to bring together the various perspectives on the value of urban ecosystem services and discuss the potential of merging and synthesizing these perspectives. Ultimately, this should lay foundations for a more sustainable management of ecosystem services in urban areas.

The special issue contains 12 articles referring to governance, economic valuation, social issues and tools that support the management of ecosystem services in cities.

The editorial by the guest editors, Klaus Hubacek and Jakub Kronenberg, puts these articles in the broader context of research on urban ecosystem services.

The articles have been authored by Henrik Ernstson, Pim Bendt, Stephan Barthel, Johan Colding, Elisabeth K. Larson, Charles Perrings, Jan Melichar, Kateřina Kaprová, Robert F. Young, E. Gregory McPherson, James J. Connolly, Erika S. Svendsen, Dana R. Fisher, Lindsay K. Campbell, Joanna Piwowarczyk, Jakub Kronenberg, Małgorzata Dereniowska, Daniele La Rosa, Riccardo Privitera, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Enrico Celio, Thomas M. Klein, Ulrike Wissen Hayek, Kathleen Gail Radford, Philip James.