Towards Green Cities

Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in China and Germany

  • Karsten Grunewald
  • Junxiang Li
  • Gaodi Xie
  • Lennart Kümper-Schlake

Part of the Cities and Nature book series (CITIES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Karsten Grunewald, Junxiang Li, Gaodi Xie, Lennart Kümper-Schlake
    Pages 1-14
  3. Jürgen Breuste, Junxiang Li, Karsten Grunewald
    Pages 15-41
  4. Karsten Grunewald, Gaodi Xie, Henry Wüstemann
    Pages 43-104
  5. Karsten Grunewald, Tinghao Hu, Lennart Kümper-Schlake, Wei Hou, Qiaoqiao Xu
    Pages 175-197

About this book


The book aims to capture, describe and convey the current significance, the values and potentials of urban biodiversity and ecosystem services to scientists and professionals in the context of sustainable urban development and ongoing urbanization processes. Current developments, different approaches and future challenges in the competition of green spaces and urban land consumption in China and Germany are elaborated, discussed and illustrated within case studies and good practice examples. The strategic goal is a long-term appreciation of the potentials and increased consideration of urban green spaces in city planning and development.
This book provides tangible recommendations for urban planners, politicians and stakeholders in the fields of green infrastructure at the interface of environment and urban landscape.


Urbanisation in China and Germany Green Infrastructure Urban Ecosystems Urban Green Spaces Ecocities Sustainable Urban Development City Planning and Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Karsten Grunewald
    • 1
  • Junxiang Li
    • 2
  • Gaodi Xie
    • 3
  • Lennart Kümper-Schlake
    • 4
  1. 1.Urban and Regional DevelopmentLeibniz Inst. of Ecological Urban and Regional DevelopmentDresdenGermany
  2. 2.School of Ecological and Environmental SciencesEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Institute of Geographic Sciences and NatChinese Academy of Science Institute of Geographic Sciences and NatBeijingChina
  4. 4.I.2.3Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN) I.2.3BonnGermany

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