Journal Article


Mark J. Scott
Mick Lennon



green infrastructure principles procedures ecological fix ecosystems services theory and practice spatial planning

Delivering ecosystems services via spatial planning: reviewing the possibilities and implications of a green infrastructure approach (2014)

Abstract Ecosystem services have been researched and promoted widely as a tool to address biodiversity conservation and as an approach to tackle climate change mitigation/adaptation. This paper explores the potential for delivering ecosystem services through spatial planning, proposing a deepening of an ecological fix in planning theory and practice.  Specifically, we examine the emerging literature surrounding green infrastructure to: (1) identify ecological principles to inform planning policies and processes; (2) propose a re-scoping of spatial planning practices to place ecology, ecosystem services and environmental risks as central concerns of planning practice; and (3) examine effective procedures to ensure more ecologically sound outcomes in the planning process. 
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy

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Mark J. Scott, Mick Lennon

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Mark J. Scott
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 20
Mick Lennon
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 33