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Cities and nature

Lisa Benton-Short

Cities and nature

by Lisa Benton-Short

  • 175 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Routledge in Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Urban ecology,
  • Urbanization -- Environmental aspects,
  • City planning -- Environmental aspects,
  • Urban pollution,
  • Sustainable development

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Lisa Benton-Short and John Rennie Short.
    ContributionsShort, John R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHT241 .B46 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17944528M
    ISBN 109780415355889, 9780415355896
    LC Control Number2007020942

      “This book overflows with imaginative insights and proposals to guide the ongoing urbanization of our planet.” “The beautiful photographs and lush design of Nature and Cities mask a radical and revolutionary set of ideas from some of the world’s most insightful and intelligent landscape architects and urbanists. Brilliantly curated and. Biophilic Cities makes the case for why nature is so vital to the human experience, and how urban planning and design can harness our affinities with nature to create more sustainable cities. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of cities." Jennifer Wolch, Dean, .

    Nature in Towns and Cities (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book ) by David Goode We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Everything that comes from this earth will eventually go back to it. When nature reclaims what rightfully belongs to her, the results are nothing short of spectacular. Here .

    KFAI: The Natural World of the Twin Cities. John J. Moriarty has written a Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities, published this year by University of Minnesota Press, and he recently joined Paul Brohaugh of KFAI's Poetry, Science and Wrestling to talk about the book.   Smart Cities Guru founder Anil Ahuja has compiled a list of the top U.S. cities — from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles — that have found a way to combine technology and nature.


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Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities.

This second edition has been extensively revised and updated with in-depth examination Cited by:   Cities and Nature illustrates how the city is part of the environment, and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities.

The city has been treated in geographical writings as only a social phenomena, and at the same time, environmental scientists have tended to ignore the urban/5(11).

The Nature of Cities offers the ecological component often missing from cultural analyses of the city and the urban perspective often lacking in environmental approaches to contemporary culture. By bridging the historical gap between environmentalism, cultural studies, and urban experience, the book makes a statement of lasting importance to 4/5(1).

Nature and Cities book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Deemed “one of the best books of ” by the American Society of Landsc 5/5(1). Cities and Nature fosters high-quality multi-disciplinary research addressing the interface between cities and the natural environment.

It provides a valuable source of relevant knowledge for researchers, planners and policy-makers. The series welcomes empirically based, cutting-edge and theoretical research in urban geography, urban planning, environmental planning, urban ecology, regional.

People Staying Home, Wildlife Occupying the Streets: Lessons from COVID Lockdowns Eleanor Diamant, Los Angeles Ian MacGregor-Fors, Xalapa Pamela Yeh, Los Angeles. With the massive migration of people from agricultural lands to cities over the last few centuries, an important change came to Earth: our total human population went from being mainly non-urban to being mostly urban at the.

The book that made me look at cities in a totally new way is Anne W. Spirn’s The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design. It goes deep on how landscape interventions can impact the quality of the urban environment for better or worse.

The book explores the historical relationship between cities and nature, contemporary challenges to this relationship, and attempts taken to create more sustainable cities. The historical context situates urban development and its impact on the environment, and in turn the environmental impact on people in cities.

This book explores novel theories, strategies and methods for re-naturing cities, enabling readers to learn from best practices and theory. It also offers valuable insights into how planners and policymakers can apply this knowledge to their own cities and regions. This book addresses the challenge of designing biodiverse cities in which nature is readily accessible to children.

Table of Contents Part 1: Children and nature- approaches to nature 1. Explore the great outdoors with thousands of nature books and field guides at Barnes & Noble®. Find books on a variety of different subjects, such as birds, dinosaurs, geology, natural disasters, weather, and.

"Cities and Nature is a forceful treatise that uses a socio-historical frame to connect environmentalism with social justice and political action, using graphic and revealing cases studies from A must read for those interested in geography, urban sociology, environmental justice, political ecology, city and regional planning, public policy and.

Her massively influential The Death and Life of Great American Cities, originally published inis a book so central to the last half-century of urbanism that it’s almost an embarrassment to mention it in any kind of introductory context. Rather than a hapless attack on then-new planning policies and their negative impact on inner-city.

The following list compiles books that deal with the natural world from many vantage points. I have broken them, loosely, into categories. If you are interested in nature, plants, animals, and science you are sure to find something : Valerie Michael.

"Thorough, logical, and conversational book for those seeking to make fast-growing cities work for nature, and vice versa." Planning"[Conservation for Cities] provides exponentially more value [for] anyone interested in the benefits of integrating natural infrastructure into our cities offers a compelling trail head to these [nature’s] pathways of the future.".

The Nature of Cities offers the ecological component often missing from cultural analyses of the city and the urban perspective often lacking in environmental approaches to contemporary culture. By bridging the historical gap between environmentalism, cultural studies, and urban experience, the book makes a statement of lasting importance to.

''City and Nature" from The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design () Anne Whiston Spirn Editors' Introduction Although landscape architects and park designers have long sought to bring nature into cities, this need was Often ignored by developers and the nascent city planning profession in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Editorial Reviews. In Cities and Nature in the American West, leading environmental historians examine how western urban areas and the natural world interact with each particular attention to the economic and cultural impacts between urban areas and their surrounding landscapes, these insightful essays explore and redefine the imagined borders between city and : Cities are growing—fast.

Bytwo-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. An increasing urban population means that cities are expanding their footprint at an alarming rate.

It also means fewer people have access to nature’s benefits. Even in cities, we depend on natural. The social and material production of urban nature has recently emerged as an important area in urban studies, human/environmental interactions and social studies.

This has been prompted by the recognition that the material conditions that comprise urban environments are not independent from social, political, and economic processes, or from the cultural construction of what constitutes the 1/5(1).

Nature and Cities / Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. It’s been 20 years since the publication of Ecological Design and Planning, the collection of essays that established ecological design as the defining innovation of 20 th century landscape architecture.

Not only has this mode of design informed all thinking about landscape since Ian McHarg first championed it, but designs eschewing this.By placing children and youth at the center of re-theorising the city as a socio-natural space, the book illustrates how children and youth's relations to and with nature can change adultist perspectives and help create more ecologically and socially just cities.The Nature of Cities.

K likes. A collective blog on cities as ecological spaces5/5(2).