Urban Nature Conservation: Landscape Management in the Urban Countryside

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Taylor & Francis, 1997 - Architecture - 352 pages
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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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Contents

The urban estate and the urban countryside I
1
The urban environment and urban species
34
The history and development of ecological landscape styles
69
Development of the ecological style in the twentieth century
84
Contemporary styles in the UK
97
Defining ecological planting today
108
The objectives of urban nature conservation
114
Biogeography and conservation planning in the urban
150
Restoration and creation of the main biome types
244
Strategic management issues in the urban countryside
282
Safety in the urban countryside
297
Community participation in urban land management
306
Nature for people
319
People who do not value wildness and people who only value
325
Education for urban conservation
332
Index
345

Urban nature conservation strategies
160
Ecological restoration and habitat creation
170

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