Governing cities reflexively-The biocultural diversity concept as an alternative to ecosystem services

Show simple item record Buizer, Marleen Elands, Birgit Vierikko, Kati 2017-09-14T10:54:00Z 2017-09-14T10:54:00Z 2016-08
dc.identifier.citation Buizer , M , Elands , B & Vierikko , K 2016 , ' Governing cities reflexively-The biocultural diversity concept as an alternative to ecosystem services ' , Environmental Science & Policy , vol. 62 , pp. 7-13 .
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dc.description.abstract With the aim to embed ecology more forcefully into decision-making, the concept of Ecosystems Services (ES) has gained significant ground amongpolicy-makers and researchers. The increasing recognition of the importance of urban green areas for the quality of life in growing cities has led proponents of ES approaches to argue for an uptake of the approach in urban environmental decision-making. However, the ES approach has been criticized for standing too much at a distance from local communities and their day-to-day practices and for insufficiently taking into account the potential trade-offs between different qualities or preferences. In this paper we argue that other concepts, doing other work, need to be added to the debate about futures of urban governance and research. Biocultural diversity is suggested as one such alternative concept. By its emphasis On diversity, biocultural diversity can account for the many ways in which people live with green areas in the urban landscape, acknowledges the different knowledges this involves, and can reveal conflicts and ambivalence that may be at stake. This sets up for a reflexive, transdisciplinary research process that questions and contextualizes knowledge and worldviews including those of researchers. A reflexive, transdisciplinary research, then, is a productive catalyst for forms of reflexive urban governance that recognise and respond to this diversity and provide platforms for contestation. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.format.extent 7
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject Biocultural diversity
dc.subject Transdisciplinarity
dc.subject Reflexive governance
dc.subject Ecosystem services
dc.subject Urban planning
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject PLACE
dc.subject PERSPECTIVE
dc.subject SCIENCE
dc.subject RESILIENCE
dc.subject GOVERNANCE
dc.subject ECOLOGY
dc.subject SCALES
dc.subject POLICY
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.title Governing cities reflexively-The biocultural diversity concept as an alternative to ecosystem services en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Environmental Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 1462-9011
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