Governance of ecosystem services trade-offs in peri-urban landscapes
Marcin Spyra , Daniele La Rosa , Ingo Zasada , Marta Sylla , Anton Shkaruba
AbstractPeri-urban landscapes (PULs) are specific transitional forms of urban landscapes undergoing dynamic land-use changes. PULs’ transformations are driven by close and significant influence of an urban core, cross-administrative boundary character, and diversity of governance actors. PULs have significant potential to provide ES and respond to the urban and peri-urban demand for ES, but they are also particular contexts where significant and different ES trade-offs can occur. Majority of existing forms of governance are not able to deal and address such trade-offs, which thus call for more innovative and effective governance approaches and mechanisms, aimed at achieving ES synergies and reducing ES conflicts. This paper discusses the characteristics of PULs in the context of governance questions related to the management of ES trade-offs in the urban peripheries. The drivers of ES trade-offs are presented and different trade-off relationships between and within the main ES types are analyzed. The paper drafts a way forward from the current state-of-the-art related to governance of peri-urban ES trade-offs by providing recommendations for more effective governance that would address these trade-offs. Due to the very dynamic character of PULs, it is difficult to manage land-use changes and ES trade-offs. Hence, the governance approaches need to be adaptive and integrative at multiple levels, while engaging diverse actors to balance ES trade-offs that have mixed urban and rural character.
|Journal series||Land Use Policy, ISSN 0264-8377, e-ISSN 1873-5754, (N/A 140 pkt)|
|Keywords in English||Ecosystem services, Governance, Peri-urban landscapes, Trade-offs|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Score||= 140.0, 21-04-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 7; = 5; : 2018 = 1.678; : 2019 = 3.682 (2) - 2019=4.151 (5)|
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