Urban planning scenarios for anticipating landscape connectivity changes

The BiodiverCité project applied participatory urban planning scenarios with stakeholders for anticipating landscape ecological impacts of urban changes in the metropolitan area of Bordeaux (France).

The co-construction of scenarios from a multiplicity of stakeholders’ point of view aimed at estimating their impacts on landscape connectivity for animal species. these scenarios included dimensions relating to urban development, landscape ecological configurations and planning governance. Through the differentiated
effects of scenarios according to urban development schemes and/or actions in favor of the biodiversity preservation, this project allowed a critical feedback on policy decisions and actions towards anticipative strategies for sustainable urban landscapes at the metropolitan scale.

As a conclusion to the participatory approach undertaken, the stakeholders expressed a better understanding of the challenges of reconciling urban development and preservation of connectivity, and the importance of collaboration in responding to them. They also expressed their willingness to defend the transformative scenario, which means not respecting certain planned urban developments. This could be reflected in public policies for the coming years, questioning in another way the trade-offs between urban development and the preservation of biodiversity. Therefore, we argue that this approach permitted to fill a gap in the use of ecological network approaches in the spheres of science and policy interdependencies, with the aim of a stronger consideration of biodiversity conservation issues in metropolitan governance.

The scenarios were made in:

The scenarios look out to:

2018

2033

Project facts

France

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

2018

Submitted by:

Yohan Sahraoui

Project leader

13 februari 2021

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Urban planning scenarios for anticipating landscape connectivity changes

Resources

Sahraoui Y. de Godoy Leski C., Benot M-L., Revers F., Salles D., Van-Halder I., Barneix M., Carassou L., 2021. Integrating ecological networks modelling in a participatory approach for assessing impacts of planning scenarios on landscape connectivity, Landscape and Urban Planning, 209 : 104039.

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