Ecologically Smart Cities: The Power of Urban Ecosystem Services

10 Jun 2016 – Cities are multidimensional, comprising population, transportation, built environment… An urban dimension that is often neglected is the ecosystem. Yet, human life has a profound connection with ecosystems.

Ecosystem services are socio-economic services provided by natural assets, such as trees, parks, rivers, which improve human health, social welfare, infrastructures… Such services are consistently overlooked, although they are very valuable. Hence, cities aspiring to smartness should harness the power of urban ecosystem services.

In this presentation, Mr Sylvain Remy, Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and Smart Cities at Essec Asia Pacific, talked about ecologically smart cities.

News published in the FOCUS Magazine “Principles of Productivity” – Issue #3 2016