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July 14, 2019

On the 29th May, I presented my inaugural lecture as professor at the University of Helsinki on the theme of "Navigating the multiple values of nature for more inclusive environmental planning and management". You can watch the presentation here:

September 30, 2018

VIVA-PLAN (A sustainable spatial planning framework for engaging diverse actors and citizens in revitalising in-between spaces for social inclusion, biodiversity, and well-being) has been funded by Formas as part of the call on syntheses and research projects for a sustainable spatial planning.

This project aims to develop a sustainable spatial plan...

September 30, 2018

The ENVISION BiodivERsA ERA-Net Project has been funded.  This project aims to develop a coherent set of tools and processes for systematically identifying, assessing, and comparing PA management visions based on past drivers of change and the consequences of modelled scenarios on multiple aspects of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well...

February 28, 2017

I presented this lecture (download full-text) to Masters in Science in Society students at Radboud University.  It focuses on:

What are social values and why map them?

How do you assess social values?

What are some of the factors to consider when identifying and assessing social values in your public participation plans or Masters research?

February 10, 2017

In this paper, Christopher Raymond, Matteo Giusti and Stephan Barthel propose a new approach to valuing ecosystems, which is based on some of the assumptions of embodied cognition and affordance theory. They compare and contrast embodied approaches to common understandings of the co-production of cultural ecosystem services across three assumptions...

June 12, 2016

This study presents a Public Participation Geographic Information System (PPGIS) method for spatially identifying and assessing multiple elements of environmental justice in urban blue space. We used this method in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland, to examine: (1) the diversity and spatial distribution of clusters based on the activities und...

April 21, 2016

Alex Kusmanoff from RMIT University, Australia, and colleagues have recently published a journal article on how the framing of conservation messages influences citizen engagement. We find that conservation messages on environmental organisations' websites are biased towards environmental benefits.Surprisingly, this is the case even for market-based...

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