Embracing an ecological view of cities is an ongoing and evolving process. My intent, therefore, is to continue the broadening and enrichment of the book's scope to bring it into line with contemporary values and the issues that need to be addressed in the twenty-first century. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page.
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Synopsis This key book is a revised and updated discussion of the fundamental conflict in the perception of nature, and an expression of the essential need for an environmental view when approaching urban design. Whilst retaining the existing structure, each of the chapters has been revised to take into account recent theoretical and practical developments.
Cook, Ian R. Ronan Paddison and Eugene McCann.
Cities and Natural Process: A Basis for Sustainability by Michael Hough
SAGE Knowledge. Have you created a personal profile? Login or create a profile so that you can create alerts and save clips, playlists, and searches. Please log in from an authenticated institution or log into your member profile to access the email feature. This chapter considers the nexus between cities, nature and sustainability.
At first glance, the relationship between cities and the natural environment may sound like a peculiar nexus to focus on.
Urban Vitality & Ecology
Cities have long been viewed as places where nature ends and where urbanism begins, a perspective still prevalent today in many urban policy practices. Yet, cities are inhabited by a magnificent variety of flora and fauna, are built out of natural resources, produce vast quantities of pollution and effluents, contain mesmerising conduits for all manner of resource and other environmental flows, and have become central nodes in the commodification of nature Heynen et al. What is more, under the The book is well organized and covers everything about urban sustainability.
It is a great read if you have not read this sort of thing before, because it will quickly open your eyes to facets of life that may have so far escaped your consideration. However, I am disappointed with the substantiated data provided in the book. There are a few case study-type sections that are largely based in and around Ottawa, but many of the supporting information the author is using is coming from mediocre sources that are not the peer-reviewed journals for which I was hoping.
The author makes significant claims and statements that differ from other sources I have read, and the citations are along the lines of Popular Science and E Magazine.
kessai-payment.com/hukusyuu/enlever/retuz-localiser-mon-iphone.php I think I could get away citing Michael Hough, but I'm not sure my professors would accept many of the citations he uses. It's a good book, just not the great book I was hoping to find. June 21, - Published on Amazon. Great book. Use it for landscape architecture.
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