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    Christina von Haaren, Andrew A. Lovett, Christian Albert, editors.
    Summary: Human well-being depends in many ways on maintaining the stock of natural resources which deliver the services from which humans benefit. However, these resources and flows of services are increasingly threatened by unsustainable and competing land uses. Particular threats exist to those public goods whose values are not well-represented in markets or whose deterioration will only affect future generations. As market forces alone are not sufficient, effective means for local and regional planning are needed in order to safeguard scarce natural resources, coordinate land uses and create sustainable landscape structures. This book argues that a solution to such challenges in Europe can be found by merging the landscape planning tradition with ecosystem services concepts. Landscape planning has strengths in recognition of public benefits and implementation mechanisms, while the ecosystem services approach makes the connection between the status of natural assets and human well-being more explicit. It can also provide an economic perspective, focused on individual preferences and benefits, which helps validate the acceptability of environmental planning goals. Thus linking landscape planning and ecosystem services provides a two-way benefit, creating a usable science to meet the needs of local and regional decision making. The book is structured around the Drivers-Pressures-State- Impact-Responses framework, providing an introduction to relevant concepts, methodologies and techniques. It presents a new, ecosystem services-informed, approach to landscape planning that constitutes both a framework and toolbox for students and practitioners to address the environmental and landscape challenges of 21st century Europe.

    1. Landscape planning and ecosystem services: the sum is more than the parts
    2. Objectives and structure of the book
    3. Theories and methodology for ecosystem services assessment in landscape planning
    4. The basis of evaluation: legal, economic and social factors
    5. Data sources for assessments
    6. Using GIS in landscape planning
    7. Ecosystem services under pressure
    8. European Union policies and standards as drivers for ecosystem service provision and impairment
    9. Assessing pressures in landscape planning
    10. Production capacity and actual provision of food, materials and energy
    11. Cooper, Hiscock: Catchment water resources
    12. Renewable energy production capacities and goods
    13. Regional climate regulation capacities
    14. Greenhouse gas storage and sequestration function
    15. Landscape aesthetic capacities as a cultural ecosystem service
    16. The natural support system of ecosystems
    17. Identification and evaluation of habitat development potentials
    18. Habitat capacity
    19. Evaluation of multifunctionality and aggregated benefits
    20. Economic valuation of services
    21. Developing landscape planning objectives and measures
    22. Measures for protecting soil-related ecosystem services
    23. Mitigation measures for water pollution and flooding
    24. Measures for landscape aesthetics and recreational quality
    25. Measures for biodiversity
    26. Methods for increasing spatial and cost effectiveness of measures through multifunctionality
    27. Leitbilder and scenarios in landscape planning
    28. Techniques for participatory approaches
    29. Design in landscape planning solutions
    30. Perspectives from outside the EU: Influence of legal and planning frameworks on landscape planning
    31. Synthesis and prospects for landscape planning.
    Digital Access Springer 2019