Applied Urban Ecology

Applied Urban Ecology

A Global Framework

eBook - 2012
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Applied Urban Ecology : A Global Framework exploresways in which the environmental quality of urban areas can beimproved starting with existing environmental conditions and theirdynamics. Written by an internationally renowned selection ofscientists and practitioners, the book covers a broad range ofestablished and novel approaches to applied urban ecology.

Approaches chosen for the book are placed in the context ofissues such as climate change, green- and open-space development,flood-risk assessment, threats to urban biodiversity, andincreasing environmental pollution (especially in the"megacities" of newly industrialized countries). Alltopics covered were chosen because they are socially andsocio-politically relevant today.

Further topics covered include sustainable energy and budgetmanagement, urban water resource management, urban land management,and urban landscape planning and design.

Throughout the book, concepts and methods are illustrated usingcase studies from around the world. A closing synopsis drawsconclusions on how the findings of urban ecological research can beused in strategic urban management in the future.

Applied Urban Ecology : A Global Framework is anadvanced textbook for students, researchers and experiencedpractitioners in urban ecology and urban environmental research,planning, and practice.

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
ISBN: 9781444345001
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 219 pages) : illustrations, maps.


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