Tracing and building up environmental justice considerations in the urban ecosystem service literature: A systematic review

Amalia Calderón-Argelich, Stefania Benetti, Isabelle Anguelovski, James J.T. Connolly, Johannes Langemeyer, Francesc Baró

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The concept of ecosystem services (ES) has mainstreamed as an interdisciplinary framework in the urban sustainability and resilience agenda. While the uptake of ES in urban areas is deeply entangled with multiple values, trade-offs, institutions, management and planning approaches, there is still a lack of a comprehensive and systematic framework to address environmental justice (EJ) in urban ES assessments. This article presents a systematic literature review to examine what factors are critical for the effective inclusion of an EJ lens in urban ES appraisals. More specifically, we assessed how distributional, procedural and recognitional EJ dimensions have been addressed, and in relation to which types of urban ES. Our results reveal that EJ considerations are currently focused on the (un)equal distribution of ES and the associated green and blue infrastructure with regard to socioeconomic groups, with special attention to income and race/ethnicity as the main mechanisms of social stratification. There is also a predominant focus on regulating and cultural ES, analyzing their role on resilience and adaptive capacity on one hand, and recreational values, social cohesion and place-making on the other. In this review, we also evaluate the interconnected dimensions of justice and their constraints, and lay out pathways for new research into intersectional and restorative approaches to justice in ES assessments. Finally, we interrogate what the role of urban ES-based planning might be in making more inclusive and just cities and explore its implications for policy and practice.
Originele taal-2English
Artikelnummer104130
Aantal pagina's16
TijdschriftLandscape and Urban Planning
Volume214
DOI's
StatusPublished - 13 mei 2021

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Funding Information:
Authors acknowledge financial support from the following organizations: 1) Secretary of University and Research from Generalitat de Catalunya and European Social Fund through AGAUR-FI grant; 2) the Laboratory for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems in a Globalized world (LASEG), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Generalitat de Catalunya (2017-SGR-775); 3) the EU’s Horizon 2020 framework program for research and innovation (project NATURVATION, grant agreement ID: 730243 and INTERLACE grant agreement: 869324); 4) the European Research Council (project GREENLULUs; grant agreement ID: 678034 and the ERC Consolidator Grant: 818002-URBAG); 5) Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and University through the 2015-2016 BiodivERsA COFUND (project ENABLE, code PCIN-2016-002); 6) the “María de Maeztu” Programme for Units of Excellence of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CEX2019-000940-M); 7) University of Rome La Sapienza through a doctoral fellowship. Finally, we also thank the anonymous reviewers of this article for their helpful suggestions and advice on an earlier version of this manuscript.

Funding Information:
Authors acknowledge financial support from the following organizations: 1) Secretary of University and Research from Generalitat de Catalunya and European Social Fund through AGAUR-FI grant; 2) the Laboratory for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems in a Globalized world (LASEG), Universitat Aut?noma de Barcelona and Generalitat de Catalunya (2017-SGR-775); 3) the EU's Horizon 2020 framework program for research and innovation (project NATURVATION, grant agreement ID: 730243 and INTERLACE grant agreement: 869324); 4) the European Research Council (project GREENLULUs; grant agreement ID: 678034 and the ERC Consolidator Grant: 818002-URBAG); 5) Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and University through the 2015-2016 BiodivERsA COFUND (project ENABLE, code PCIN-2016-002); 6) the ?Mar?a de Maeztu? Programme for Units of Excellence of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CEX2019-000940-M); 7) University of Rome La Sapienza through a doctoral fellowship. Finally, we also thank the anonymous reviewers of this article for their helpful suggestions and advice on an earlier version of this manuscript.

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