Excessive anthropogenic activities trigger a decrease of natural capital and the level of quality of life. Green infrastructures (GIs) are commonly accepted by scholars as solutions for restoring degraded areas and providing ecosystem services (ESs). The capacity to deliver ESs can be assumed as a relevant starting point for GIs analysis and planning. The assessment of ESs needs extensive investigation to provide planners and policy makers with an adequate evaluation tool. The multi-facet nature of ESs assessment implies the use of complex tools able to consider many concerns. In this regard, multicriteria analysis (MCA) is a very popular tool to support participatory and transparent decision making. In this study, we aim at contributing to the integration of GI design into spatial planning starting from the assessment of the net benefit delivered to local society by a GI in the metropolitan area of Bordeaux (France). We assessed the net benefit of the GIs and applied an MCA-based method to the selection of the most efficient GI. We demonstrated that our method is useful for the assessment of cultural and regulating ESs, comparing the GI design alternatives, and considering the preference model of the stakeholders within GI planning and design.
Green infrastructure planning based on ecosystem services multicriteria evaluation: the case of the metropolitan wine landscapes of Bordeaux / Calia, Giovanna; Serra, Vittorio; Ledda, Antonio; DE MONTIS, Andrea. - In: JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 2239-6268. - 54:4(2023), pp. 410-419. [10.4081/jae.2023.1531]