Urban ecosystems

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Conference paper

Alternative food networks and opportunities for transformation towards a sustainable and resilient urban food system

Food systems are suffering from pressures related to population growth, increased urbanisation, climate change, and resource scarcity. These pressures are exacerbated by globalisation, with consumers concentrated in urban areas while producers are dispersed across rural areas that are often remote or even in different countries...
Report

Urban trees and people’s yards mitigate extreme heat in western Adelaide: final summary report

This study assessed the effects of trees and other vegetation in people’s yards at reducing day time and night time heat during an extreme heatwave event in Western Adelaide.
Journal article

Who has access to urban vegetation? A spatial analysis of distributional green equity in 10 US cities

This research examines the distributional equity of urban vegetation in 10 US urbanized areas using very high resolution land cover data and census data. Urban vegetation is characterized three ways in the analysis (mixed vegetation, woody vegetation, and public parks), to reflect the variable ecosystem...
Journal article

Advance the ecosystem approach in cities

To make cities better for people and the planet, the approach must become more systemic and pragmatic, and include the global south. More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and both the proportion and numbers continue to grow. In future...
Report

Risks to Australia’s urban forest from climate change and urban heat

Australian cities contain millions of trees that provide amenity, important ecosystem services such as cooling and slowing stormwater, and provide habitat for birds and animals. There is growing recognition that increasing temperatures due to urban heat and climate change are a threat to some tree...
Conference paper

Developing a sustainability indicator set for measuring green infrastructure performance

This paper presents a conceptual framework to facilitate the development of an inclusive model for the sustainability assessment of green infrastructure. The framework focuses on key interactions between human health, ecosystem services and ecosystem health.