The Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity

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Rutherford H. Platt, Rowan A. Rowntree, Pamela C. Muick
University of Massachusetts Press, 1994 - 291 Seiten

Interdisciplinary in content as well as approach, this collection of original essays takes a fresh look at the ecology of urban communities. Written by experts from a variety of professions--academic researchers, private and public program managers, and citizen activists--the book explores issues of geography, ecology, landscape architecture, urban forestry, law, and environmental education. Contributions include broad overviews of common problems a well as detailed case studies of specific programs.

Although several contributors are natural scientists, the book focuses on matters of public policy and public-private collaboration. The aim is not only to assess the impact of increasing urbanization on biodiversity, but also to propose new ways of preserving and restoring the balance between the natural and the built environment through planning and design.

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Rutherford H. Platt is professor of geography at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Rowan A. Rowntree is research program leader for the study of forests and urbanization at the U.S. Forest Service's Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. Ecologist Pamela C. Muick is researching vegetation change in the urbanizing wildlands of California for the U. S. Forest Service's Northeastern Forest Experiment Station.

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