Urban expansion in the Atlantic Forest: applying the Nature Futures Framework to develop a conceptual model and future scenarios

How can multiple social-ecological values of nature be considered to analyze urban growth? We developed a qualitative model and scenarios to envision urban expansion in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest based on the Nature Futures Framework

We developed a qualitative model to describe social-ecological drivers and consequences of urban growth that will likely affect the provision of ecosystem services at the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Based on this model, we proposed three scenarios for urban expansion in which different values of nature are prioritized: preservation of nature's diversity and funtions (Nature for Nature), benefits and uses people derive from nature (Nature for Society) and humans as an integral part of nature (Nature as Culture). This was done in acoordance with proposed values of nature by the Nature Futures Framework, an innovative tool that allows for the consideration of multiple worldviews and perceptions. Then, we discussed potential pathways to achieve the developed scenarios, based on possible policies that target specific landscape components for management and intervention.

Project facts

Brazil

Atlantic Forest Biome

2020

Submitted by:

Rafael Cavalcanti Lembi

Project member

28 januari 2021 12:30:00

How to cite this page:

Rafael Cavalcanti Lembi

Urban expansion in the Atlantic Forest: applying the Nature Futures Framework to develop a conceptual model and future scenarios

Resources

Lembi, R. C.; Cronemberger, C.; Picharillo, C.; Koffler, S.; Sena, P. H. A.; Moraes, A. R. De; Arshad, A.; Pereira, J.; Mansur, A. V. (2020). Urban expansion in the Atlantic Forest: applying the Nature Futures Framework to develop a conceptual model and future scenarios. Biota Neotropica, 20, 1–13.

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Pedro Henrique Albuquerque Sena

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Pedro Henrique Albuquerque Sena

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Pedro Henrique Albuquerque Sena

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Main ecosystems 
Scale
Urban areas
Suburban landscape
Croplands
Forests
Medium country (e.g. Zimbabwe or Germany 201-2000 km)