What is Blue Infrastructure Worth? The Value of Lakes Around an Expanding Megacity
In and around cities, lakes take up important roles as places of recreation, but also by providing resources and other kinds of benefits. How do local people in Bangalore perceive different kinds of such ‘blue infrastructure’ in their city? And which factors influence their perceptions? A new place-based social-ecological study provides some answers. — Facing phenomena like rapid urbanization, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss, it becomes all the more relevant to place a spotlight on cities’ green and blue infrastructures as tools to mitigate some of the negative impacts of these processes in urban ecosystems.