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9 avril 2018
From Cascade to Bottom-Up Ecosystem Services Model : How Does Social Cohesion Emerge from Urban Agriculture? / Anna Petit-Boix, Defne Apul Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 998 "Given the expansion of urban agriculture (UA), we need to understand how this system provides ecosystem services, including foundational societal needs such as social cohesion, i.e., people’s willingness to cooperate with one another. Although social cohesion in UA has been documented, there is no framework for its emergence and how it can be modeled within a sustainability framework. In this study, we address this literature gap by showing how the popular cascade ecosystem services model can be modified to include social structures. We then transform the cascade model into a bottom-up causal framework for UA. In this bottom-up framework, basic biophysical (e.g., land availability) and social (e.g., leadership) ecosystem structures and processes lead to human activities (e.g., learning) that can foster specific human attitudes and feelings (e.g., trust)." [site visité le 06/04/2018] mise à jour du dossier Écosystèmes et services écosystémiques