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dc.contributor.authorDu Toit, Marié J.
dc.contributor.authorCilliers, Sarel S.
dc.contributor.authorCornelius, Susanna F.
dc.contributor.authorDallimer, Martin
dc.contributor.authorGoddard, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-19T12:21:09Z
dc.date.available2018-07-19T12:21:09Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationDu Toit, M.J. et al. 2018. Urban green infrastructure and ecosystem services in sub-Saharan Africa. Landscape and urban planning, 180:249-261. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.06.001]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0169-2046
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/28582
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.06.001
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204618304419
dc.description.abstractAfrica is urbanizing at an astonishing rate. To meet many of the Sustainable Development Goals there will be a requirement for cities in sub-Saharan Africa to plan for, and manage, the rapid rise in the urban population. Green infrastructure has the potential to provide multiple ecosystem services to benefit the urban population. The general objective of this review is to consolidate research undertaken on urban green infrastructure and the associated ecosystem services in sub-Saharan African cities. The 68 reviewed papers spanned 20 countries and included 74 urban areas. However, only 38% of sub-Saharan countries had any research carried out in them. The most represented ecosystem services were regulating and provisioning, with supporting services getting the least attention. Overall there was a lack of in-depth studies on all ecosystem services, especially supporting and cultural services. Seven overarching categories of barriers and challenges to the sustainable delivery of ecosystem services emerged from the reviewed papers, namely: (i) socio-cultural values, traditions and perceptions; (ii) lack of capacity; (iii) governance, urban planning and social inequality; (iv) lack of data and/or case studies; (v) ecosystem disservices; (vi) spatial trade-offs and conflicts; (vii) climate change. These barriers we identified will need to be addressed if the future, long-term sustainable provision of ecosystem services in sub-Saharan African cities is to be assureden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectGreen spaceen_US
dc.subjectChallengesen_US
dc.subjectProvisioningen_US
dc.subjectRegulatingen_US
dc.subjectSupportingen_US
dc.subjectCulturalen_US
dc.titleUrban green infrastructure and ecosystem services in sub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10064559 - Cilliers, Sarel Stephanus
dc.contributor.researchID13062638 - Du Toit, Marié Joey


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