Strategic Spatial Planning and the Ecosystem Services Concept – an Historical Exploration

  title={Strategic Spatial Planning and the Ecosystem Services Concept – an Historical Exploration},
  author={Cathy Wilkinson and Toomas Saarne and Garry D. Peterson and Johan Colding},
This study examines how ecosystem services (ES) have been taken into account historically in strategic spatial plans in Melbourne and Stockholm through a comparative case study analysis of eight strategic spatial plans from 1929-2010. We investigated the types of ES taken into account, and how human-nature relations and the valuation and trade-off discussions regarding ES were framed. An ES coding protocol was developed that categorized and identified 39 ES drawing from the Millennium Ecosystem… CONTINUE READING
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