A Systematic Approach to Incorporating Multiple Ecosystem Services in Landscape Planning and Design
- Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the land
- University of Wisconsin Press
- Volume 33, Number 2, 2014
- pp. 141-171
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This paper uses a contemporary perspective on ecosystem services to propose a method by which projects designed for sustainability may more fully capture or enhance ecosystem services. A comprehensive Ecosystem Services Evaluation Matrix is used to evaluate three designed landscapes, at different scales. The matrix is then incorporated into a revised sustainable landscape planning and design process. This approach uses evaluative tools within a decision making process to incorporate a broader range of ecosystem services in landscape planning and design.