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Greening cities through urban planning: A literature review on the uptake of concepts and methods in Stockholm
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment. Ruhr University Bochum, Institute of Geography, Universitätsstr. 150, 44805 Bochum, Germany.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1377-565X
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1974-1891
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2022 (English)In: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, ISSN 1618-8667, E-ISSN 1610-8167, p. 127584-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nature-based solutions (NBS) represent the most recent of several "greening" concepts proposed to support spatial planning and decision-making towards sustainable metropolitan regions. Despite similarities, the concepts stem from different disciplines and policy arenas and reflect various models of people-nature relations. This paper aims to analyze the uptake of greening concepts in scientific planning literature focusing on (urban) nature and landscape in the metropolitan region of Stockholm, Sweden, over the last three decades. It investigates what changes this evolution has brought in terms of the topics adopted, methods applied, and types of planning support put into practice. We identified 574 articles that reflect substantial research on greening concepts in the Swedish planning context. The articles demonstrate an initial prevalence of biodiversity with later increases of interest in ecosystem services and NBS. A detailed analysis of the studies focusing on Stockholm revealed Population growth/densification, Green space management and Biodiversity conservation as the most commonly addressed societal challenges. The most frequently mentioned type of green and blue element is Parks and (semi-)natural urban green areas, including urban forests. Methods applied were mostly quantitative, while mixes with qualitative approaches were only apparent in ecosystem services articles. Half of the studies involved practitioners or decision-makers, but only four seemed related to real-life planning processes. Taken together, the influence of scientific literature on the uptake of greening concepts in spatial planning seems to have been limited. Future mainstreaming of greening concepts in Stockholm and beyond could benefit from available data, methods and experiences, but will require more active translation and boundary management. Further research into science-policy-planning interfaces at city scale is thus imperative to advance more sustainable pathways for people and nature in metropolitan regions.

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Elsevier BV , 2022. p. 127584-
Keywords [en]
Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Nature’s contributions to people, Green infrastructure, Green wedges, Green belt, Transformative change
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Environmental Sciences
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Land and Water Resources Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-311330DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2022.127584ISI: 000797192300001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85133652583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-311330DiVA, id: diva2:1653395
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2020-00086 and 2021-00054StandUp
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Available from: 2022-04-21 Created: 2022-04-21 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved

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