‘Pop-up parks’ represent one possible means to help meet the demands of urbanites for more opportunities to connect with nature in their neighborhoods, serve important conservation functions by providing small-scale habitat refuges for a wide variety of threatened plants and animals in urban environments, and deliver a suite of ecosystem services to urban residents and wildlife alike.
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- Luis Mata, Georgia E Garrard, Fiona Fidler, Christopher D Ives, Cecily Maller, Joab Wilson, Freya Thomas, Sarah A Bekessy. Punching above their weight: the ecological and social benefits of pop‐up parks. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2019; DOI: 10.1002/fee.2060