Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

A REVIEW OF QUANTITATIVE TOOLS FOR MEASURING MULTIPLE URBAN ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Authors 

Oscar A. Alvarado

Keywords: 

urban ecosystem services, quantitative assessment tools, comparative tools evaluation, nature-based solutions

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Abstract

A growing number of tools have been developed to measure the benefits that ecosystems provide to human well-being. However, few of these tools have been specifically designed for cities, which could be a reason for their limited adoption by urban decision-makers and spatial planners.
This has resulted in widespread under-estimation of the ecosystem services that naturebased solutions can provide within cities. This study applied a comprehensive and systematic methodology for screening, comparing, scoring and ranking ecosystem services assessment tools according to scientific criteria and practical considerations. A scoring matrix was developed to evaluate the suitability of open-access, quantitative tools in capturing multiple ecosystem services across different urban landscape domains and societal challenges. This matrix was composed of evaluative criteria derived from the scientific literature, the needs and capabilities of practitioners, and expert interviews.

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SMC Special Issue N.04 2020

SMC MAGAZINE SPECIAL ISSUE N. FOUR/2020

WHOLE BOOK

001_COVER AND INDEX

003_Preface
Marialuce Stanganelli, Carlo Gerundo

005_BOARDS AND INFORMATION

SECTION 1 – LANDSCAPE AT ENVIRONMENTAL RISK

006_A People-Centred Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction
Marialuce Stanganelli

010_Evolution of a seismic medieval city. The case of L’Aquila
Fabio Andreassi, Cinzia Barbara Bellone

014_Places at risk called home. Rethinking the reconstruction in Ischia
Marica Castigliano, Fabio di Iorio, Federica Vingelli

020_The role of experimental knowledge in risk managment of coastral landscapes. A case study in the Mediterranean Basin
Giulia Motta Zanin

024_Rebuilding the school starting from the landscape idea of the local community
Ivana Passamani, Renato Marmori

SECTION 2 – CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION FOR URBAN AND RURAL LANDSCAPES

029_Climate change mitigation and adaptation for urban and rural landscapes
Carlo Gerundo, Daniele La Rosa

031_A review of quantitative tools for assessing multiple ecosystem services
Oscar Alvarado

036_The end of seaside resorts?
Phillipe Clairay

041_Planning policies and instruments for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Mediterranean contexts
Viviana Pappalardo, Daniele La Rosa

045_Water: a soft infrastructure for the city of Laterza
Maria Pone, Margherita Erbani, Francesca Melissano, Edoardo Fabbri, Luca Petroni, Francesco Scillieri

051_Spatial Cost Benefit Analysis in flood risk managment: evidence from a case study in Itay
Francesca Torrieri, Marco Rossitti

SECTION 3 – LANDSCAPE AT RISK OF ABANDONMENT

056_Rural landscapes and landscapes at risk of depopulation
Elvira Petroncelli

059_Beyond the unacknowledged coastline. Assessing the potential of out-of-map Mediterranean settlements
Stefanos Antoniadis

065_Genesis and development of (un) populated landscapes. Analysis and comparison between the Cilento National Park and the Province of Soria
Maria Grazia Cianci, Francesca Paola Mondelli, Marta Rabazo Martin

069_A way of the Italian inner area Montagna Materana. Rethinking the abandonment from Craco
Angela D’Agostino, Maria Cerreta, Giovangiuseppe Vannelli, Piero Zizzania

074_Wich model of landscape realunch. The Umbrian case of Postignano
Paola De Salvo, Marco Pizzi

078_The toxic sublime of the industrial landscape. The aesthetics of the city of Seraing
Marianna Sergio

SECTION 4 – LANDSCAPE AT RISK OF OVEREXPLORATION AND TOURISM

082_Tourism and landscape: conflicts, cooperation and resilience
Fabio Corbisiero, Paola De Joanna

085_Venice landscape: between the world heritage site and cruise tourism
Elisa Cacaci, Sara Carciotti

089_The Heritage of the Apuseni Mountains – a Magnificient Landscape at Risk
Elena Codina Duşoiu

093_LIST OF AUTHORS

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