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Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie

The German Journal of Economic Geography

Editor-in-Chief: Henn, Sebastian / Thomi, Walter

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Volume 59, Issue 3 (Dec 2015)

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Quantification and monetary valuation of urban ecosystem services in Munich, Germany

Tim Aevermann / Jürgen Schmude
Published Online: 2016-01-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfw-2015-0304

Abstract

Urban green spaces provide ecosystem services that can be used by the local population. The valuation of these ecosystem services in urban areas gives information for stakeholders and decision-makers to improve urban planning processes. In addition, this information can be used to provide a better understanding of how urban green spaces should be managed. In this study, we quantify and monetize four ecosystem services (carbon sequestration and storage, air pollution removal, runoff reduction, groundwater recharge) provided by the urban green space of Schlosspark Nymphenburg in Munich, Germany. We classify four different land cover types (tree, grass/herbaceous, water, impervious) to calculate different amounts of ecosystem services according to the land cover type. In addition, we quantify the maintenance costs which this urban green space causes to the city of Munich. The interpretation, communication and risks of valuations studies are discussed.

Keywords: ecosystem services; monetization; valuation; urban; green space; Germany; Munich

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Published Online: 2016-01-16

Published in Print: 2015-12-01


Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, ISSN (Online) 2365-7693, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfw-2015-0304.

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