Integrating green infrastructure and ecosystem services in land use planning. Results from two Finnish case studies

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en di Marino, Mina Tiitu, Maija Lapintie, Kimmo Viinikka, Arto Kopperoinen, Leena 2019-01-30T15:11:32Z 2019-01-30T15:11:32Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation di Marino , M , Tiitu , M , Lapintie , K , Viinikka , A & Kopperoinen , L 2019 , ' Integrating green infrastructure and ecosystem services in land use planning. Results from two Finnish case studies ' , Land Use Policy , vol. 82 , pp. 643-656 . en
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dc.description.abstract Scientific advancements on Green Infrastructure (GI) and Ecosystem Services (ES) have been conducted by experts from several disciplines such as landscape ecology, landscape architecture and, more recently, regional and urban planning. However, there are still difficulties in defining and operationalizing GI and ES within planning. This paper explores the possibilities and obstacles in incorporating the GI and ES concepts into policy frameworks, planning strategies and planning practices by taking as case studies the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and the City of Järvenpää in Finland. In both cases, several studies on GI and ES have been developed with the collaboration of academics, research institutes and planners. The literature review focuses on the understanding and integration of GI and ES within land use planning. A qualitative content analysis was conducted of policy and planning documents and interviews with regional and city planners. The results show that while the national policy has already embraced thetwo concepts, the planning strategies of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and the City of Järvenpää need to fully integrate GI and ES. A wider and more concrete picture about the difficulties in operationalising GI and ES is provided by the planning practitioners. Rigid regulatory framework and current planning tools still represent obstacles to the effective integration of GI and ES. More science-practice collaborations between experts, practitioners and policymakers should support the development of our cities and urban regions having GI and ES in mind. en
dc.format.extent 14
dc.format.extent 643-656
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries Land Use Policy en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 82 en
dc.rights embargoedAccess en
dc.subject.other Engineering(all) en
dc.subject.other 211 Architecture en
dc.subject.other Community planning en
dc.title Integrating green infrastructure and ecosystem services in land use planning. Results from two Finnish case studies en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Norwegian University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.department Finnish Environment Institute
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture
dc.subject.keyword green infrastructure
dc.subject.keyword Ecosystem services
dc.subject.keyword urban densification
dc.subject.keyword Integration
dc.subject.keyword Understanding
dc.subject.keyword planning practitioners
dc.subject.keyword Engineering(all)
dc.subject.keyword 211 Architecture
dc.subject.keyword Community planning
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201901301481
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.01.007 info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2022-01-17

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