Edible green infrastructure

An approach and review of provisioning ecosystem services and disservices in urban environments

Alessio Russo, Francisco J. Escobedo, Giuseppe T. Cirella, Stefan Zerbe

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo de revisión

19 Citas (Scopus)

Resumen

Recently published green infrastructure, nature-based solutions, and ecosystem disservices (ED) literature have focused primarily on the supply of urban regulating and cultural ecosystem services (ES). Other literature on urban and peri-urban agriculture has mostly studied the role of localized, intensive agricultural practices in providing food to inhabitants. The aim of this review is to raise awareness and stress the knowledge gap on the importance of urban provisioning ES, particularly when implementing an edible green infrastructure (EGI) approach as it can offer improved resilience and quality of life in cities. We compiled and systematically analyzed studies on urban ES and ED related to a number of EGI typologies. Our systematic review of the relevant literature via an EGI framework, identified more than 80 peer-reviewed publications that focused on ES and food production in urban areas. An EGI approach can contribute socially, economically, and environmentally to urban sustainability and food security. However, such benefits must be weighed against ED trade-offs, including: potential health risks caused by human exposure to heavy metals and organic chemical contaminants often present in urban surroundings. We conclude with recommendations and guidelines for incorporating EGI into urban planning and design, and discuss novel areas for future research.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)53-66
Número de páginas14
PublicaciónAgriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Volumen242
DOI
EstadoPublished - may 1 2017

Huella dactilar

green infrastructure
ecosystem service
ecosystem services
infrastructure
ecosystems
ecosystem
urban agriculture
urban planning
urban ecosystem
urban design
systematic review
peers
agricultural practice
food production
food security
quality of life
organic compounds
typology
urban areas
health risk

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo de revisión

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