Structure: Urban green infrastructure

Air quality problems take place most commonly in urban areas. Urban green infrastructure includes natural ecosystems as well as man-built green environments such as parks. In Finland cities are not very intensively built and commonly natural ecosystems are found relatively near city centres.

Niemelä, J., Saarela, S.-R., Söderman, T., Kopperoinen, L., Yli-Pelkonen, V., Väre, S. & Kotze D. J. 2010. Using the ecosystem services approach for better planning and conservation of urban green spaces: a Finland case study. Biodiversity and conservation. 19: 3225–3243.



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