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Functions of Urban Greenspace and Ecosystem Services

Iwona Szumacher
  • Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Department of Geoecology, University of Warsaw, 00-927 Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 30
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Published Online: 2012-08-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0008-3

Functions of Urban Greenspace and Ecosystem Services

The concept of ecosystems services has become an important model for linking the functions of ecosystems to human welfare. The aim of this paper is to identify ecosystem services generated by green areas within the urban area, classify and value them. "Ecosystem services" refers to components of nature, directly enjoyed, consumed, or used to yield human well-being (Boyd, Banzhaf 2007). This definition advances the ability to use ecosystem services as a practical measurement tool.

Keywords: urban greenspace; functions; urban ecosystems; ecosystem services

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Published Online: 2012-08-13

Published in Print: 2011-01-01


Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica - Regional Studies on Development, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, ISSN (Print) 0867-6046, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0008-3.

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