The use of urban greening as nature-based solutions
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境研究 - 2区
• 小类 : 林学 - 1区
• 小类 : 城市研究 - 2区
Urbanization has led to the rapid expansion of cities, resulting in various environmental challenges such as air pollution, urban heat island effects, and biodiversity loss. In response to these challenges, there is a growing recognition of the importance of nature-based solutions (NBS) to create sustainable and resilient urban environments. Among the various NBS strategies, urban greening has emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing the ecological, social, and economic aspects of cities.
This special issue aims to explore the use of urban greening as an NBS to address urban challenges and promote sustainable urban development. It brings together a collection of research articles, case studies, and theoretical perspectives that examine the multifaceted benefits and innovative approaches related to urban greening. We welcome contributions that advance our understanding of the potential, challenges, approaches, and practices in integrating urban greening as an NBS into cities. The papers can target different forms of urban greening interventions, such as green roofs, vertical greenery systems, urban forests, and community gardens. We believe the findings presented in this special issue will contribute to the growing body of knowledge on the use of urban greening as an NBS. These findings can provide valuable insights for urban planners, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners involved in sustainable urban development.
Overall, this special issue serves as a platform for knowledge exchange and dissemination of cutting-edge research on the use of urban greening as an NBS. It underscores the importance of integrating nature into urban environments to create healthier, more resilient, and sustainable cities for present and future generations. We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions to advancing the field of the use of urban greening for NBS.
Rapid urbanization and human activities have caused increasingly serious problems in urban areas, such as urban environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, and unscientific infrastructure construction, which are big challenges for urban sustainable development. Nature-based solutions (NBS) have been recognized as important strategies to create sustainable and resilient urban environments. Among the various NBS strategies, urban greening has emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing the ecological, social, and economic aspects of cities. The research theme of using urban greening as NBS represents the frontier of knowledge due to its multidimensional nature, encompassing the addressing of complex urban challenges such as climate change, urban heat island effect, air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, and social issues.
Additionally, it is an interdisciplinary field that integrates expertise from various disciplines including ecology, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, public health, and social sciences. Furthermore, there are knowledge gaps and emerging research, necessitating a greater focus on optimal design, implementation strategies, and long-term impacts.
The objective of this special issue is to explore the role of NBS in urban greening in response to global climate change and biodiversity loss, and the integration of urban greening as a component of urban infrastructure in construction and management. Specifically, contributions should focus on one or more of the following aspects:
• Urban greening and climate change mitigation• Urban greening and biodiversity conservation• Urban greening and urban infrastructure• Planning, design, maintenance, and assessment of the urban greening as NBS• Policy, governance, and frameworks needed for implementing urban greening This special issue integrates ecosystem services, policy, and construction perspectives, emphasizing the role of urban greening in providing multiple ecosystem services and incorporating policy, planning, design, and maintenance considerations in construction management. It examines innovative policies, governance, and planning approaches to facilitate NBS implementation in urban settings, bridging the gap between research and practices. Contributions are welcomed to advance understanding of integrating urban greening as NBS, targeting various forms of interventions such as green roofs, vertical greenery systems, urban forests, community gardens, and etc. The findings will contribute to the knowledge on urban greening as NBS, benefiting urban planners, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in sustainable urban development.
Prof. Shan YinSchool of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, Chinayinshan@sjtu.edu.cn
Dr. Dan ChongSchool of Management, Shanghai University, Shanghai, Chinachongdan@shu.edu.cn
Dr. Xinna ZhangCollege of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, Chinazhangxinna@bjfu.edu.cn
Manuscript submission information:
Submission open date: 1 July 2024
Submission deadline: 31 December 2024