Special Issue "Urban Green Spaces"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: urban green spaces; urban forests; green infrastructure; ecosystem services and disservices; urban trees; urban vegetation; urban biodiversity; urban ecology; allergen emissions; pollution mitigation; bioaerosols
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Urban Green Spaces (UGS) are considered spaces of human–nature interaction in the urban environment, actively participating in the provision of ecosystem services that improve the quality of life and well-being of citizens. In addition, UGS have become a key element to reinforce the proactive resilience of cities in the face of the growing impacts of climate change. Their undeniable positive effects are counteracted, however, by nuisances or harmful effects that may occur in the development of their ecosystem functions, which are perceived as harmful by the population and which cause economic, social, and environmental damage. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health aims to address all the positive and negative aspects related to the Urban Green Spaces, in order to obtain a global vision that allows establishing the net balance of costs and benefits. We are particularly interested in articles that promote inclusive, sustainable, and healthy UGS design, specifically in relation to universal accessibility, social cohesion, environmental justice, historical and cultural values, improvement of biodiversity, food provision, air pollution mitigation, or any other benefit that UGS contribute to the urban environment and its inhabitants. On the other hand, manuscripts that address the negative aspects of UGS (disservices), such as their impact on the health of allergen and BVOCS emissions, the transmission of pests and diseases, the direct or indirect economic costs derived from the maintenance of UGS, or the existence of physical and socio-cultural barriers that prevent free access to UGS, are also particularly well received. We hope to have a wide collection of manuscripts that bring ideas and initiatives to implement everywhere.
Dr. Paloma Cariñanos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Urban Green Spaces
- ecosystem services
- ecosystem disservices
- nature-based solutions
- sustainable green spaces
- inclusive green spaces
- healthy green spaces