Green infrastructure and urban biodiversity: overview and city level examples - ETC/BD Working paper N°F/2015

01 Aug 2015

Iulian Petchesi

This report compiles evidence from scientific and grey literature as well as experiences and impacts studied at city level. More specifically, this report aims to provide an overview of urban biodiversity focusing on the understanding of urban biodiversity, associated trends and data limitations. It is illustrated with relevant examples and practices regarding urban planning and urban management (green infrastructure development) at national and local levels. And it provides an overview of existing data sets on biodiversity that can be used for spatial analysis of urban and peri-urban areas.

Prepared by: McKenna Davis, Keighley McFarland, Sandra Naumann and Andreas Graf (from ETC/BD partner Ecologic Institute, DE)