Motivating citizens to take action for biodiversity conservation using geospatial systems

Ingensand, Jens (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Composto, Sarah (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Nappez, Marion (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Joost, Stéphane (Laboratory of Geographical Information Systems (LASIG), School of Architecture, Civial and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Widmer, Ivo (Laboratory of Geographical Information Systems (LASIG), School of Architecture, Civial and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Ertz, Olivier (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Rappo, Daniel (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Urban biodiversity plays an important role in every day’s life. It influences not only physical and social health of inhabitants, but also water drainage, microclimate regulation, air quality, and thus has an economic value. The assessment and improvement of biodiversity in urban spaces does not only depend on the decisions of politicians, but to a high grade on the attitude and on the actions of citizens. In this article we discuss how citizens may be motivated to both contribute in biodiversity monitoring through two different geospatial applications and to take action for improving biodiversity in urban space.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
insit - Institut d’ingénierie du territoire
MEI - Media Engineering Institute
Publisher:
Lisbon, Portugal, 9-12 June 2015
Date:
2015-06
Lisbon, Portugal
9-12 June 2015
Pagination:
5 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of 18th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, 9-12 June 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
ISBN:
978-3-319-16787-9
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