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Cities as sustainable ecosystems : principles and practices / Peter Newman, Isabella Jennings
Bib ID 4316619
Format BookBook
Author
Newman, P. W. G. (Peter W. G.), 1945-
 
Description Washington, DC : Island Press, c2008 
x, 284 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 9781597261876
9781597261883
Summary

"Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with nature's organizing principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for sustainability strategies and drawing from examples from all corners of the world, Newman and Jennings reassess urban design by exploring flows of energy, materials, and information, along with the interactions between human and nonhuman parts of the system. A powerful model for urban redevelopment, Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems describes aspects of urban ecosystems from the visioning process to achieving economic security to fostering a sense of place."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Vision
  • Economy and society
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecological footprints
  • Modeling cities on ecosystems
  • Sense of place
  • Empowerment and participation
  • Partnerships
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Governance and hope
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-276) and index.

Subjects Urban ecology (Sociology).  |  Sustainable development.
Other authors/contributors Jennings, Isabella

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