The main goal of GreenCityNet is to quantify and evaluate the structure and function of urban social-ecological networks (SEN) to enhance biodiversity in collaboration with stakeholders. By investigating the interactions between ecological and social networks of urban green areas (UGA), we will be able to derive a fully operationalized prototype SEN typology of UGA based on empirically validated social-ecological networks as a basis to evaluate transformation pathways related to UGA and biodiversity. We test four Swiss case-study cities and combine stakeholder inputs with empirical evidence from ecological surveys to evaluate typologies of UGA, and test the transferability of results within and between study cities with respect to biodiversity. Results of this project will provide baseline information for implementation into policy documents.
2022 - 2026