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Delft University of Technology

1. Loreti, Milan (author). Quantifying Nature-based Solutions for The Hague: A comparative analysis of spatial assessment methodologies.

Degree: 2020, Delft University of Technology

With a global trend towards urbanisation, the resilience of humanity against economic, social and environmental challenges increasingly shifts from rural to urban areas. Where green and blue infrastructure are expected to mitigate some of the impacts of heat waves or storm events for the urban environment, current assessment methodologies to prove so are lacking. To illustrate the viability of urban Nature-based solutions as alternatives to existing grey infrastructure, this research first looked into assessing the benefits of 4 urban ecosystem services (ES), namely Urban Cooling, Stormwater Runoff Catchment, Carbon Storage and Coastal Protection services. With The Hague as the area of interest, the research was successful in demonstrating positive impacts towards climate resilience for each of the 4 studied ES. First, the presence of urban natural infrastructure was shown to reduce the urban heat island effect by up to 1.5 °C. Green urban areas were further revealed to catch over 50 % of stormwater runoff for major storm events as well as being responsible for the majority of urban carbon storage. Lastly, coastal forests and dunes were proven to be a contributing reason in keeping the overall coastal exposure risk towards inundation and erosion at low to moderate levels. While the initial results of the ES analysis speak for themselves, further evaluation of the employed methodologies revealed major concerns in terms of output consistency and transparency between different tools, such as InVEST and Natural Capital. As the outputs of seemingly analogous models varied greatly and a certain obscurity towards methodological background processes persisted, the results of urban specific assessment models of current ES mapping and evaluating tools require further validation in order to be universally acceptable. The conclusion of this study can help advance the inclusion of urban nature-based solutions into urban policy and planning exercises, while simultaneously raising awareness towards the need for further development of common urban specific ES assessment methodologies.

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Advisors/Committee Members: van Oudenhoven, Alexander (mentor), Sprecher, Benjamin (graduation committee), Veerkamp, Clara (graduation committee), Delft University of Technology (degree granting institution), Leiden University (degree granting institution).

Subjects/Keywords: Spatial analysis; Nature Based Solutions; urban ecosystems; Ecosystem Service Assessment

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APA (6th Edition):

Loreti, M. (. (2020). Quantifying Nature-based Solutions for The Hague: A comparative analysis of spatial assessment methodologies. (Masters Thesis). Delft University of Technology. Retrieved from http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c3b89ccf-75fc-4002-8945-24a599a11b26

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Loreti, Milan (author). “Quantifying Nature-based Solutions for The Hague: A comparative analysis of spatial assessment methodologies.” 2020. Masters Thesis, Delft University of Technology. Accessed January 16, 2021. http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c3b89ccf-75fc-4002-8945-24a599a11b26.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Loreti, Milan (author). “Quantifying Nature-based Solutions for The Hague: A comparative analysis of spatial assessment methodologies.” 2020. Web. 16 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Loreti M(. Quantifying Nature-based Solutions for The Hague: A comparative analysis of spatial assessment methodologies. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2020. [cited 2021 Jan 16]. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c3b89ccf-75fc-4002-8945-24a599a11b26.

Council of Science Editors:

Loreti M(. Quantifying Nature-based Solutions for The Hague: A comparative analysis of spatial assessment methodologies. [Masters Thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2020. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c3b89ccf-75fc-4002-8945-24a599a11b26

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