Urban planning and design for post-carbon sustainable city require a major connection between the new scientific paradigms of environmental disciplines and useful/communicative indicators to steer local policies. Nowadays the spatially explicit assessment of Ecosystem Services (ES) and their flows can effectively support the decision-making process for sustainable development. Thus the methodology of considering environmental sustainability during planning phases should be held in plan's construction and integrated during the decision making process at urban scale, also using the Co-planning method. The paper experienced the recent research innovations made by DIST for LIFE program SAM4CP, where preliminary outputs of ES mapping were used as a proxy for the identification of high-value areas to be planned. Inside it is presented a methodology of integration between maps of biophysical/economical ES values using InVEST software as a tool for geographic, economic and ecological accounting. The mapping activity, related to Land Cover/ Land Use information for a context based case of was used to support the preliminary approach to co-planning activity for multilevel governance, especially .among consensus building approach and the Co-planning Conference. Innovations are discussed both by processual and technical sides: (i) the urban planning activity founded upon the Co-planning method and supported by such analysis, allowed policy makers to go into the substance for reconsidering their strategies for sustainable territorial government and (ii) the scientific contribution of the research on mapping ES demonstrates that approach is today fully incorporated on local tools for land management.
|Titolo:||Ecosystem services and urban planning. Tools, methods and experiences for an integrated and sustainable territorial government|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|