Integrating green infrastructure and ecosystem services in land use planning. Results from two Finnish case studies

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Integrating green infrastructure and ecosystem services in land use planning. Results from two Finnish case studies. / di Marino, Mina; Tiitu, Maija; Lapintie, Kimmo; Viinikka, Arto ; Kopperoinen, Leena.

In: Land Use Policy, Vol. 82, 2019, p. 643-656.

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di Marino, Mina ; Tiitu, Maija ; Lapintie, Kimmo ; Viinikka, Arto ; Kopperoinen, Leena. / Integrating green infrastructure and ecosystem services in land use planning. Results from two Finnish case studies. In: Land Use Policy. 2019 ; Vol. 82. pp. 643-656.

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