Redefining urban ecosystems

Nitin Srivastava, Sunil Prashar, Akhilesh Surjan, Rajib Shaw

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)


The chapter tries to trace the development of concept of urban ecosystem as a problem-solving approach for urban problems, including the unwarranted problems caused by climate change. Urban management has increasingly shifted from infrastructure-based to a more regional-based approach. There has been a shift in the domain of urban ecosystem as well, from the established urbanized area to the aggregation of urban and surrounding rural area. Also, urban-rural linkages are given more attention in resource management in urban areas, thereby reducing the overall risk due to climate change. The chapter provides examples and challenges of urban ecosystem management from across the world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem-Based Adaptation
EditorsNoralene Uy, Rajib Shaw
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270


  • Eba
  • Management
  • Regional
  • Resources
  • Urban-rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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