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The Ecological city : preserving and restoring urban biodiversity / edited by Rutherford H. Platt, Rowan A. Rowntree, and Pamela C. Muick.

Contributor(s): Platt, Rutherford H | Rowntree, Rowan A | Muick, Pamela CMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1994. Description: 1 online resource (x, 291 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585084041; 9780585084046; 1122053673; 9781122053679Subject(s): Urban ecology (Sociology) -- United States | Urban geography -- United States | Urban forestry -- United States | Environmental degradation -- United States | Biodiversity -- United States | Écologie urbaine -- États-Unis | Géographie urbaine -- États-Unis | Foresterie urbaine -- États-Unis | Environnement -- Dégradation -- États-Unis | Biodiversité -- États-Unis | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban | Urban ecology -- United States | Urban geography -- United States | Urban forestry -- United States | Environmental degradation -- United States | Biological diversity -- United States | Villes | Ecologie | Développement durable | Biodiversité | Congrès | Biodiversity | Environmental degradation | Urban ecology (Sociology) | Urban forestry | Urban geography | United States | Biodiversiteit | Leefmilieu | Steden | Ecologia | Sociologia urbana | Stadt | Umweltschaden | Aufsatzsammlung | Stadtökologie | Umweltplanung | USA | Sociology & Social History | Social Sciences | Communities - Urban Groups | Biodiversity United States | Environmental degradation United States | Urban ecology United States | Urban forestry United States | Urban geography United StatesGenre/Form: Congressen (vorm) | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ecological city.DDC classification: 307.76 $2 20 LOC classification: HT243.U6 | E26 1994ebOther classification: 43.64 | C912. 81 | 42.91 | 7,26 | 74.73 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The Ecological City: Introduction and Overview / Rutherford H. Platt -- I. Perspectives on Nature in Cities. From Commons to Commons: Evolving Concepts of Open Space in North American Cities / Rutherford H. Platt. Design with City Nature: An Overview of Some Issues / Michael Hough. Sustainability in Urban Ecosystems: Beyond an Object of Study / Orie L. Loucks -- II. Urbanization and Riparian/Aquatic Ecosystems. Sustainability of Urban Wetlands / Marjorie M. Holland and Raymond W. Prach. The Des Plaines River Wetlands Demonstration Project: Restoring an Urban Wetland / Donald L. Hey. Lake Tahoe: A Microcosm for the Study of the Impact of Urbanization on Fragile Ecosystems / Charles R. Goldman. Wetlands in the Urban Landscape of the United States / James A. Schmid -- III. Urbanization and Terrestrial Ecosyetems. The Deep Significance of Urban Trees and Forests / John F. Dwyer, Herbert W. Schroeder and Paul H. Gobster. Cooling Urban Heat Islands with Sustainable Landscapes / E. Gregory McPherson.
Wildflower Meadows as Sustainable Landscapes / Jack Ahern and Jestena Boughton. The Indiana Dunes: Applications of Landscape Ecology to Urban Park Management / Richard Whitman, Daniel B. Fagre, Noel B. Pavlovic and Kenneth L. Cole. Rethinking the Urban Park: Rediscovering Urban Solutions / Annaliese Bischoff -- IV. Collaborative Efforts. The Greening of Federal Flood-Control Policies: The Wildcat-San Pablo Creeks Case / Ann L. Riley. Reconciling Urban Growth and Endangered Species: The Coachella Valley Habitat Conservation Plan / Timothy Beatley. The Metropolitan Portland Urban Natural Resource Program / Joseph Poracsky and Michael C. Houck. Ecology Education for City Children / Karen S. Hollweg -- Conclusion: Crosscutting Themes and Recommendations / Rutherford H. Platt.
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This volume evolved from the 1990 Symposium on Sustainable Cities, held at the museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences.

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The Ecological City: Introduction and Overview / Rutherford H. Platt -- I. Perspectives on Nature in Cities. From Commons to Commons: Evolving Concepts of Open Space in North American Cities / Rutherford H. Platt. Design with City Nature: An Overview of Some Issues / Michael Hough. Sustainability in Urban Ecosystems: Beyond an Object of Study / Orie L. Loucks -- II. Urbanization and Riparian/Aquatic Ecosystems. Sustainability of Urban Wetlands / Marjorie M. Holland and Raymond W. Prach. The Des Plaines River Wetlands Demonstration Project: Restoring an Urban Wetland / Donald L. Hey. Lake Tahoe: A Microcosm for the Study of the Impact of Urbanization on Fragile Ecosystems / Charles R. Goldman. Wetlands in the Urban Landscape of the United States / James A. Schmid -- III. Urbanization and Terrestrial Ecosyetems. The Deep Significance of Urban Trees and Forests / John F. Dwyer, Herbert W. Schroeder and Paul H. Gobster. Cooling Urban Heat Islands with Sustainable Landscapes / E. Gregory McPherson.

Wildflower Meadows as Sustainable Landscapes / Jack Ahern and Jestena Boughton. The Indiana Dunes: Applications of Landscape Ecology to Urban Park Management / Richard Whitman, Daniel B. Fagre, Noel B. Pavlovic and Kenneth L. Cole. Rethinking the Urban Park: Rediscovering Urban Solutions / Annaliese Bischoff -- IV. Collaborative Efforts. The Greening of Federal Flood-Control Policies: The Wildcat-San Pablo Creeks Case / Ann L. Riley. Reconciling Urban Growth and Endangered Species: The Coachella Valley Habitat Conservation Plan / Timothy Beatley. The Metropolitan Portland Urban Natural Resource Program / Joseph Poracsky and Michael C. Houck. Ecology Education for City Children / Karen S. Hollweg -- Conclusion: Crosscutting Themes and Recommendations / Rutherford H. Platt.

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