Interpreting sustainability for urban forests

Incisive interpretations of urban-forest sustainability are important in furthering our understanding of how to sustain the myriad values associated with urban forests. Our analysis of earlier interpretations reveals conceptual gaps. These interpretations are attached to restrictive definitions of a...

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Autor Principal: Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N.
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Publicado: Sustainability; Vol. 2, No. 6 2010
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spelling ir-p17054coll23-7212020-09-28 Interpreting sustainability for urban forests Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N. Incisive interpretations of urban-forest sustainability are important in furthering our understanding of how to sustain the myriad values associated with urban forests. Our analysis of earlier interpretations reveals conceptual gaps. These interpretations are attached to restrictive definitions of a sustainable urban forest and limited to a rather mechanical view of maintaining the biophysical structure of trees. The probing of three conceptual domains (urban forest concepts, sustainable development, and sustainable forest management) leads to a broader interpretation of urban-forest sustainability as the process of sustaining urban forest values through time and across space. We propose that values—and not services, benefits, functions or goods—is a superior concept to refer to what is to be sustained in and by an urban forest. Sustainability; Urban forest; Urban forest management; Urban-forest sustainability Ciencias naturales y matemáticas; Ciencias naturales y matemáticas / Ciencias de la vida Biología 2010 Sustainability; Vol. 2, No. 6 PDF Artículo ENG - Inglés Colfuturo © Derechos reservados del autor http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/721
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topic Sustainability; Urban forest; Urban forest management; Urban-forest sustainability
Ciencias naturales y matemáticas; Ciencias naturales y matemáticas / Ciencias de la vida Biología
spellingShingle Sustainability; Urban forest; Urban forest management; Urban-forest sustainability
Ciencias naturales y matemáticas; Ciencias naturales y matemáticas / Ciencias de la vida Biología
Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N.
Interpreting sustainability for urban forests
description Incisive interpretations of urban-forest sustainability are important in furthering our understanding of how to sustain the myriad values associated with urban forests. Our analysis of earlier interpretations reveals conceptual gaps. These interpretations are attached to restrictive definitions of a sustainable urban forest and limited to a rather mechanical view of maintaining the biophysical structure of trees. The probing of three conceptual domains (urban forest concepts, sustainable development, and sustainable forest management) leads to a broader interpretation of urban-forest sustainability as the process of sustaining urban forest values through time and across space. We propose that values—and not services, benefits, functions or goods—is a superior concept to refer to what is to be sustained in and by an urban forest.
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title Interpreting sustainability for urban forests
title_short Interpreting sustainability for urban forests
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publisher Sustainability; Vol. 2, No. 6
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