In light of a) human health and well-being being correlated to the availability of and accessibility to ecosystems and their services.; b) the majority of humans living in urban areas; c) the negative trends of physical and mental health of people living in cities; d) the increasing pressure on urban ecosystems, through increased land use competition; and e) unequal access to ecosystem services and benefits, I , in my current research, focus on the overall challenge of how to create fair, healthy, sustainable and resilient cities for everyone in an urban planning and design context.
In my research, more specifically, this comprise operationalizing the theoretical framework of Social Ecological Urbanism (SEU) – a framework applying institutions and urban form as tools for governing urban processes. One example entails applying SEU to improve our understanding of the relationship between accessibility to health related CES in a socio-economic context and what role urban densification and property rights play in this dynamic relationship.
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