Urban Nature Conservation: Landscape Management in the Urban Countryside
Urban nature conservation is a field that has grown rapidly in importance over the past 20 years and will continue to do so in the coming years as landscape ecology and greenspace planning become established disciplines. A widespread concern and interest in the wild plants and animal life found in urban areas now influences the policies and practices of land management organizations. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. It will assist professionals in formulating strategic management policies that integrate urban nature conservation into the wider context of landscape management and urban planning.
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The urban estate and the urban countryside I
The urban environment and urban species
The history and development of ecological landscape styles
Development of the ecological style in the twentieth century
Contemporary styles in the UK
Defining ecological planting today
The objectives of urban nature conservation
Biogeography and conservation planning in the urban
Restoration and creation of the main biome types
Strategic management issues in the urban countryside
Safety in the urban countryside
Community participation in urban land management
Nature for people
People who do not value wildness and people who only value
Education for urban conservation
Urban nature conservation strategies
Ecological restoration and habitat creation
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