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Urban regions : ecology and planning beyond the city / Richard T.T. Forman.

By: Forman, Richard T. T.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008Description: xxii, 408 p., [43] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780521670760 (pbk.); 0521670764 (pbk.).Subject(s): Landscape ecology | Landscape protection | Landscape protection -- Case studies | Landscape ecology -- Case studies | City planning | Regional planning | Urban policy | City planning -- Case studies | Regional planning -- Case studies | Urban policy -- Case studiesDDC classification: 307.1216 FOR Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
1. Regions and land mosaics 2. Planning land 3. Economic dimensions and socio-cultural patterns 4. Natural systems and greenspaces 5. Thirty-eight urban regions 6. Nature, food, and water 7. Built systems, built areas, and whole regions 8. Urbanization models and the regions 9. Basic principles for molding land mosaics 10. The Barcelona Region's land mosaic 11. Gathering the pieces 12. Big pictures
Summary: "Natural systems and their human uses are of central importance in urban regions, where diverse greenspaces and built spaces of essentially value spatially intertwine. With land planning, socioeconomics, and natural systems as foundations, this book combines urban planning and ecological science in examining urban regions. Writing for graduate students, academic researchers, planners, conservationists, and policy makers, and with the use of informative urban-region color maps, Richard Forman compares 38 urban regions from 32 nations, including London, Chicago, Ottawa, Brasilia, Cairo, Beijing, Bangkok, Canberra, and a major case study of the Greater Barcelona Region. Alternative patterns of urbanization spread (including sprawl) are evaluated from the perspective of nature and people, and land-use principles extracted from landscape ecology, transportation, and hydrology are stated. Good, bad, and interesting spatial patterns for creating sustainable land mosaics are pinpointed, and urban regions are considered in broader contexts, from climate change to biodiversity loss, disasters, and sense of place."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-379) and index.

1. Regions and land mosaics
2. Planning land
3. Economic dimensions and socio-cultural patterns
4. Natural systems and greenspaces
5. Thirty-eight urban regions
6. Nature, food, and water
7. Built systems, built areas, and whole regions
8. Urbanization models and the regions
9. Basic principles for molding land mosaics
10. The Barcelona Region's land mosaic
11. Gathering the pieces
12. Big pictures

"Natural systems and their human uses are of central importance in urban regions, where diverse greenspaces and built spaces of essentially value spatially intertwine. With land planning, socioeconomics, and natural systems as foundations, this book combines urban planning and ecological science in examining urban regions. Writing for graduate students, academic researchers, planners, conservationists, and policy makers, and with the use of informative urban-region color maps, Richard Forman compares 38 urban regions from 32 nations, including London, Chicago, Ottawa, Brasilia, Cairo, Beijing, Bangkok, Canberra, and a major case study of the Greater Barcelona Region. Alternative patterns of urbanization spread (including sprawl) are evaluated from the perspective of nature and people, and land-use principles extracted from landscape ecology, transportation, and hydrology are stated. Good, bad, and interesting spatial patterns for creating sustainable land mosaics are pinpointed, and urban regions are considered in broader contexts, from climate change to biodiversity loss, disasters, and sense of place."--BOOK JACKET.

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