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Comparing costs and supply of supporting and regulating services provided by urban parks at different spatial scales

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Almeida, C. M. V. B. [1] ; Mariano, M. V. [1] ; Agostinho, F. [1] ; Liu, G. Y. [2, 3] ; Yang, Z. F. [2, 3] ; Coscieme, L. [1] ; Giannetti, B. F. [2, 1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Paulista, Programa Pos Grad Engn Prod, Lab Prod & Meio Ambiente, R Dr Bacelar 1212, BR-04026002 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Beijing Normal Univ, Sch Environm, State Key Joint Lab Environm Simulat & Pollut Con, Beijing 100875 - Peoples R China
[3] Beijing Engn Res Ctr Watershed Environm Restorat, Beijing 100875 - Peoples R China
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES; v. 30, n. B, SI, p. 236-247, APR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Researchers all over the world have been involved for some time in valuing and measuring ecosystem services. However, methods to value both costs and supply and to match them on the same scale are still under discussion. This study assesses costs and supply of a subset of supporting and regulating ecosystem service in urban parks and discusses the role and the value of these services under an environmental/economic point of view using emergy synthesis. A total of 73 parks in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, are used as a case study. Results show that green areas in urban parks provide valuable services to the city's community through transformation processes of natural renewable inputs that would be otherwise wasted. The method can be applied in different locations and contexts to provide useful information to public managers and urban planners. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/07931-8 - Accounting and mapping of natural capital contribution to economic production processes in the States of Brazil
Grantee:Luca Coscieme
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate