publication . Other literature type . Article . 2005

History and Local Management of a Biodiversity-Rich, Urban Cultural Landscape

Stephan Barthel; Johan Colding; Thomas Elmqvist; Carl Folke;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2005
  • Publisher: Resilience Alliance, Inc.
Abstract
Urban green spaces provide socially valuable ecosystem services. Through an historical analysis of the development of the National Urban Park (NUP) of Stockholm, we illustrate how the co- evolutionary process of humans and nature has resulted in the high level of biological diversity and associated recreational services found in the park. The ecological values of the area are generated in the cultural landscape. External pressures resulting in urban sprawl in the Stockholm metropolitan region increasingly challenge the capacity of the NUP to continue to generate valuable ecosystem services. Setting aside protected areas, without accounting for the role of human ...
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free text keywords: local management, Nationalstadsparken, resilience, social-ecological system, Stockholm Urban Park, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Geography, Urban sprawl, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cultural landscape, Ecosystem services, Recreation, Urban ecology, Biodiversity, Metropolitan area, lcsh:Biology (General), lcsh:QH301-705.5, lcsh:Ecology, lcsh:QH540-549.5
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