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Biophilic cities : integrating nature into urban design and planning / Timothy Beatley.

By: Beatley, Timothy, 1957- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2011]Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 191 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781597269865; 1597269867Subject(s): City planning -- Environmental aspects | Sustainable development | Human ecology | Urban ecology (Sociology) | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development | Environnement | Climat | City planning -- Environmental aspects | Human ecology | Sustainable development | Urban ecology (Sociology)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books Additional physical formats: Print version:: Biophilic cities.DDC classification: 307.1/216 LOC classification: HT166 | .B3927 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Preface -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 The Importance of Nature and Wildness in Our Urban Lives -- Chapter 2 The Nature of (in) Cities -- Chapter 3 Biophilic Cities: What Are They?- Chapter 4 Biophilic Urban Design and Planning -- Chapter 5 New Tools and Institutions to Foster Biophilic Cities -- Chapter 6 Concluding Thoughts: Growing the Biophilic City -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Action note: digitized 2011 committed to preserveSummary: "The author not only outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, but provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements from the building to the regional level around the world. From urban ecological networks and connected systems of urban greenspace, to green rooftops and green walls and sidewalk gardens, Beatley reviews the emerging practice of biophilic urban design and planning, and tells many compelling stories of individuals and groups working hard to transform cities from gray and lifeless to green and biodiverse."--Publisher.
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"The author not only outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, but provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements from the building to the regional level around the world. From urban ecological networks and connected systems of urban greenspace, to green rooftops and green walls and sidewalk gardens, Beatley reviews the emerging practice of biophilic urban design and planning, and tells many compelling stories of individuals and groups working hard to transform cities from gray and lifeless to green and biodiverse."--Publisher.

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Preface -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 The Importance of Nature and Wildness in Our Urban Lives -- Chapter 2 The Nature of (in) Cities -- Chapter 3 Biophilic Cities: What Are They?- Chapter 4 Biophilic Urban Design and Planning -- Chapter 5 New Tools and Institutions to Foster Biophilic Cities -- Chapter 6 Concluding Thoughts: Growing the Biophilic City -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index.

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