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BIDELIN: Values of Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Blue-green Infrastructures in Cities, Exemplified by Dresden, Liberec and Děčín

Detecting, quantifying and evaluating the ecosystem services in the cities Dresden, Liberec and Děčín.

Presently, preservation of biodiversity and functioning of ecosystems belongs to the main challenges for human society. Although services provided by nature affect significantly the quality of life and human well being, there are losses of the services due to a construction development especially in cities. To the green and blue infrastructure is attached great importance as a result of the growing population in cities and increasing risks of manifestation of climate change.
This project seeks to reveal the relation between sustainable nature value creation, the elements of nature in cities and human well-being by utilizing the concept of ecosystem services. The aim is to increase the importance of ecosystem services and value of nature in an urban environment using green and blue infrastructure evaluation in the pilot cities (Dresden, Liberec, Decin) by utilizing methodological approaches of economic assessment. The results of this analysis can be used in decision-making processes in the field of urban planning, nature conservation and work with the public.
In the project our team will focus on the creation of common methodological approaches and on the use of ecosystem services concept valuation of green and blue infrastructure in cities. The project will involve an interlinking of our team’s activities in the area of nature and ecosystem services and nature-based solutions valuation in the cities.

Project outputs are developed in cooperation with Faculty of Environment and Department of Geography of Faculty of Science UJEP. 


Funding Agency: Cooperation Programme Free State of Saxony – Czech Republic 2014–2020
Duration: 1/2017–12/2019
Contact Person: Jiří Louda, e-mail:
Researchers: Jiří Louda, Lenka Dubová, Jan Macháč, Kristýna Rybová
In Cooperation with: Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR), Dresden a cities of Liberec, Děčín, Dresden
Web-site: Project BIDELIN Webstite