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Nature in cities

Nature in cities

report of the proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Manchester, 29-31 March, 1974

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Published by University of Manchester in Manchester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of title "Landscape Research Group, in association with the North West Chapter, Institute of Landscape Architects".

Statementedited by Ian C. Laurie.
ContributionsLaurie, Ian C., Institute of Landscape Architects. North West Chapter., Landscape Research Group.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21645794M

The book begins with a discussion of the nature of urban places and the role of nature in towns and cities. Part 1 looks at the context and content of urban ecology, its relationship to other foci of interest within ecology and other environmental sciences, and the character of city landscapes and ecosystems. Cities are growing—fast. By , two-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.

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, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. Nature and Cities calls for the urgent need to integrate ecology into urban design and planning, working with nature rather than against it to build resilience as the world urbanizes and the effects of climate change grow more severe. The book builds on traditions by leading thinkers such as Aldo Leopold, Ian McHarg, and Patrick Geddes, and the premise of Ecological Design and .

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: 1. Children, Nature, and the City(Laura J. Shillington and Ann.   Biophilic Cities provides a convincing argument for integrating 'nature' into cities the book is excellent at bringing together environment-behavior studies and summarizing the latest in environmental-psychology research.". Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review "Makes a compelling case for including more nature in our cities Tremendously educational Brand: Island Press.


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