Ecosystem Services and poverty alleviation in urbanising contexts

Marshall, Fiona, Dolley, Jonathan, Bisht, Ramila, Priya, Ritu, Waldman, Linda, Amerasinghe, Priyanie and Randhawa, Pritpal (2018) Ecosystem Services and poverty alleviation in urbanising contexts. In: Schreckenberg, Kate, Mace, Georgina and Poudyal, Mahesh (eds.) Ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: trade-offs and governance (OPEN ACCESS). Routledge Studies in Ecosystem Services . Routledge, London, pp. 111-125. ISBN 9780429507090

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Abstract

The impacts of urbanisation on ecosystems and the dependence of urban populations on ecosystem services are widely acknowledged but poorly understood. In the Global South, rural–urban linkages are increasingly shaped and transformed by the processes of peri-urbanisation, through which rural areas become increasingly enmeshed in a mosaic of rural and urban land use and juxtaposed rural and urban livelihoods and overlapping institutions. Peri-urban areas are frontiers of sustainability transformations, where deep and sustained engagement with communities of the poor, and enhanced understanding of dynamic ecosystem service-poverty alleviation interactions, can reveal possibilities to improve the health and livelihoods of both urban and peri-urban residents, whilst also supporting more effective, efficient and equitable management of environmental resources. We demonstrate this through an example of peri-urban food systems in the outskirts of Delhi, India.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Book is available Open Access
Keywords: urbanisation, peri-urban, ecosystem services, poverty
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography > GF075 Human influences on the environment
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography > GF101 Settlements > GF125 Cities. Urban geography
Depositing User: Jonathan Dolley
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 15:41
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 09:04
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75604

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