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Ecosystem Services for Spatial Planning

Innovative Approaches and Challenges for Practical Applications


Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

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About this book


The book investigates the relationship between ecosystem services (ES) and spatial planning, and explores potential means of integrating the two concepts to support the decision-making process. In addition, it presents case studies demonstrating the outcomes, limitations, opportunities and further new developments in ES assessment/mapping for planning support. Then it describes the “Restart from Ecosystem Services” (RES) methodology, which is aimed at integrating ES into the planning process using an ecological balance, and at promoting new planning parameters for the transformation areas. RES ensures the inclusion of ES in planning processes using the incremental measures of limiting, mitigating and compensating soil sealing and land take process promoting operational strategies in applying it. The implementation of RES is associated with strategic environmental assessment and provides valuable support in the definition of strategies across the entire planning process, especially for the evaluation of alternative scenarios.


Ecosystem Services Urban Planning Landscape Planning Environmental Assessment Land Use Management Territorial Governance Environmental Management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Urban StudiesPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ecosystem Services for Spatial Planning
  • Book Subtitle Innovative Approaches and Challenges for Practical Applications
  • Authors Silvia Ronchi
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-90184-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07955-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-90185-5
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 152
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns)
    Sustainable Development
    Environmental Policy
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