Last edited 29 Apr 2022

Urban ecosystem

Spatial development glossary, European Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT), Territory and landscape, No 2, published by Council of Europe Publishing in 2007, states: ‘An urban ecosystem is the community of plants, animals and humans that inhabit the urban environment. Although it is an area physically dominated by built structures like buildings, roads, sewers and power lines, it also contains a rich patchwork of green spaces (parks, yards, street planting, greenways, urban streams, commercial landscaping and unbuilt lots) that provide the living heart of the urban ecosystem.’

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