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2020-03-02Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/land9030073
Lawns in Cities: From a Globalised Urban Green Space Phenomenon to Sustainable Nature-Based Solutions
dc.contributor.authorIgnatieva, Maria
dc.contributor.authorHaase, Dagmar
dc.contributor.authorDushkova, Diana
dc.contributor.authorHaase, Annegret
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-17T09:49:30Z
dc.date.available2021-02-17T09:49:30Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-02none
dc.date.updated2020-04-27T21:23:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/23101
dc.description.abstractThis opinion paper discusses urban lawns, the most common part of open green spaces and urban green infrastructures. It highlights both the ecosystem services and also disservices provided by urban lawns based on the authors’ experience of working within interdisciplinary research projects on lawns in different cities of Europe (Germany, Sweden and Russia), New Zealand (Christchurch), USA (Syracuse, NY) and Australia (Perth). It complements this experience with a detailed literature review based on the most recent studies of different biophysical, social, planning and design aspects of lawns. We also used an international workshop as an important part of the research methodology. We argue that although lawns of Europe and the United States of America are now relatively well studied, other parts of the world still underestimate the importance of researching lawns as a complex ecological and social phenomenon. One of the core objectives of this paper is to share a paradigm of nature-based solutions in the context of lawns, which can be an important step towards finding resilient sustainable alternatives for urban green spaces in the time of growing urbanisation, increased urban land use competition, various user demands and related societal challenges of the urban environment. We hypothesise that these solutions may be found in urban ecosystems and various local native plant communities that are rich in species and able to withstand harsh conditions such as heavy trampling and droughts. To support the theoretical hypothesis of the relevance of nature-based solutions for lawns we also suggest and discuss the concept of two natures—different approaches to the vision of urban nature, including the understanding and appreciation of lawns. This will help to increase the awareness of existing local ecological approaches as well as an importance of introducing innovative landscape architecture practices. This article suggests that there is a potential for future transdisciplinary international research that might aid our understanding of lawns in different climatic and socio-cultural conditions as well as develop locally adapted (to environmental conditions, social needs and management policies) and accepted nature-based solutions.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectlawnseng
dc.subjectecosystem services and disserviceseng
dc.subjectnature-based solutions for lawnseng
dc.subjectalternative to lawnseng
dc.subjectsustainable lawnseng
dc.subjecttwo natureseng
dc.subject.ddc630 Landwirtschaft und verwandte Bereichenone
dc.titleLawns in Cities: From a Globalised Urban Green Space Phenomenon to Sustainable Nature-Based Solutionsnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/23101-8
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/land9030073none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/22487
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local.edoc.pages27none
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local.edoc.institutionMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
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local.edoc.container-volume9none
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dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
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dc.identifier.eissn2073-445X
local.edoc.affiliationIgnatieva, Maria; School of Design, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, WA 6001, Australia, maria.ignatieva@uwa.edu.aunone
local.edoc.affiliationHaase, Dagmar; Department of Geography, Humboldt University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany, dagmar.haase@ufz.de Department of Comp. Landscape Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany, dagmar.haase@ufz.denone
local.edoc.affiliationDushkova, Diana; Department of Geography, Humboldt University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany, diana.dushkova@geo.hu-berlin.denone
local.edoc.affiliationHaase, Annegret; Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany, annegret.haase@ufz.denone

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