Enable – Resilience of urban green-blue infrastructure

The Enable-project is now finalised and was awarded the BiodivERsAs prize for Excellence and Impact.
A short movie presenting the project.

Resilience of the green-blue infrastructures in the urbanising Flaten landscape (Southern Stockholm)

One of the case study sites in the Enable project is the landscape of the Flaten nature reserve south of Stockholm. Here we specifically focus on the flows of benefits from urban nature protected areas to a larger landscape and how these flows can be supported over time. During 2017-2019 we explored the resilience of the green-blue infrastructure (GBI) in the Flaten landscape, by the development and use of a participatory resilience analysis process.

The work has been summarised in a folder:

Participatory resilience assessment (in English, pdf file)

Deltagarbaserad resiliensanalys (på svenska, pdf fil)

A scientific paper about the Flaten landscape study:
Borgström, S., E. Andersson, and T. Björklund. 2021. Retaining multi-functionality in a rapidly changing urban landscape: insights from a participatory, resilience thinking process in Stockholm, Sweden. Ecology and Society 26(4):17.

A selection of scientific papers from the project: 
Andersson, E., J. Langemeyer, S. Borgström, T. McPhearson, D. Haase, J. Jakub Kronenberg, D Barton, M. Davis, S. Naumann, L.Röschel, F. Baró. 2019. Enabling Green and Blue Infrastructure to Improve Contributions to Human Well-being and Equity in Urban SystemsBioScience 69(7):566-574.

Andersson, E., S. Borgström, D. Haase, J. Langemeyer, A. Mascarenhas, T. McPhearson, M. Wolff, E. Łaszkiewicz, J. Kronenberg, D., N. Barton, and P. Herreros-Cantis. 2021. A context-sensitive systems approach for understanding and enabling ecosystem service realization in cities. Ecology and Society 26(2):35.

Mascarenhas, A., J. Langemeyer, D. Haase, S. Borgström, and E. Andersson. 2021. Assessing the learning process in transdisciplinary research through a novel analytical approach. Ecology and Society 26(4):19.

Kronenberg, J., E. Andersson, D. N. Barton, S. T. Borgström, J. Langemeyer, T. Björklund, D. Haase, C. Kennedy, K. Koprowska, E. Łaszkiewicz, T. McPhearson, E. E. Stange, and M. Wolff. 2021. The thorny path toward greening: unintended consequences, tradeoffs, and constraints in green and blue infrastructure planning, implementation, and management. Ecology and Society 26(2):36.

Andersson, E., S. Borgström, D. Haase, J. Langemeyer, M. Wolff, and T. McPhearson. 2021. Urban resilience thinking in practice: ensuring flows of benefit from green and blue infrastructure. Ecology and Society 26(4):39.

The project team in Stockholm consists of: 
Sara Borgström, (SEED/KTH), case study leader
Erik Andersson (SRC, Stockholm University), project leader