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Ecosystem Services Come to Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature By Gary Grant,

  • Title: Ecosystem Services Come to Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature
  • Author: Gary Grant
  • ISBN: 9781405195065
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development even in the built environment Ecosystem Services come toThe need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development even in the built environment Ecosystem Services come to Town greening cities by working with nature demonstrates how to make urban environments greener It starts by explaining how, by mimicking nature and deliberately creating habitats to provide ecosystem services, cities can become efficient and pleasant to live in The history of cities and city planning is covered with the impacts of industrial urban development described, as well as the contemporary concerns of biodiversity loss, peak oil and climate change.The later sections offer solutions to the challenges of sustainable urban development by describing and explaining a whole range of approaches and interventions, beginning at the regional scale with strategic green infrastructure, looking at districts and precincts, with trees, parks and rain gardens and ending with single buildings, including with green roofs and living walls.Technical enough to be valuable to practitioners but still readable and inspirational, this guide demonstrates to town planners, urban designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects how to make cities liveable.
    Ecosystem Services Come to Town Greening Cities by Working with Nature The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth demographic transition climate change fossil fuel peak and b

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    1. The most important objective in the management of the environment must the the maintenance of biodiversity and the habitats that support it, because without this we cannot survive When a book has a quote like this, it s a must have for me Ecosystem Services Come to Town Greening Cities by Working With Nature is a new book by Gary Grant, published last year by Wiley Blackwell It s an excellent overview of urban design which features a topic near and dear to this blog, urban biodiversity Too many [...]

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