Cities and Natural Process: A Basis for Sustainability

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 292 pages
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This key book is a revised and updated discussion of the fundamental conflict in the perception of nature, and an expression of the essential need for an environmental view when approaching urban design. Whilst retaining the existing structure, each of the chapters has been revised to take into account recent theoretical and practical developments. A completely new concluding chapter has been added which draws together the themes of the volume and links these to broader landscape issues such as greenway systems, landscape ecology and green infrastructure.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Urban ecology a basis for shaping cities
5
Water
26
Plants and plant communities
86
Wildlife
130
City farming
160
Climate
189
The regional landscape a framework for shaping urban form
219
Notes
264
Select bibliography
277
Index
287
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Michael Hough is a landscape architect and senior partner in the Toronto firm of Hough, Stanbar, Nayor and Dance. He is also Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada.

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