Just green? How do we make green infrastructure become a tool for cross dimensional urban sustainability?
Contributed session - Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
Room 24/25 (70)
11:30 - 13:00
In this session, we will discuss the need to critically engage with nature based solutions and their role in supporting urban sustainability and resilience. Nature in cities is not fully employed to better the lives and the health of urban dwellers and, vice versa, nor is societies’ capacity to protect urban ecosystems and species. Furthermore, cities are characterized by increasing socio-spatial differences, with some residents benefiting more from urban nature than others, as well as increasing diversity regarding perceptions of and demands on urban nature. What needs to be added to the nature base of the solutions to remedy these and other problems?
1 Department of Geography and the Environment, Villanova University, Villanova, United States, 2 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin | Landscape Ecology Lab, Berlin, Germany, 3 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research | Climate Impacts & Vulnerabilities - Research Domain II, Potsdam, Germany