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Cities and nature / Lisa Benton-Short and John Rennie Short
Bib ID 4317976
Format BookBook
Author
Benton-Short, Lisa
 
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Description London : Routledge, 2007 
281 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780415355889
0415355885
9780415355896
0415355893
9780203002322
0203002326
Series

Routledge critical introductions to urbanism and the city.

Summary

"Cities and Nature illustrates how the city is part of the environment, and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. The city has been treated in geographical writings as only a social phenomena, and at the same time, environmental scientists have tended to ignore the urban. This book aims to reconnect the science and social science through the examination of the urban. It critiques the dominant academic discourse which ignores the environmental base of urban life and living, and discusses the urban natural environment and how this is subjected to social influences."

"Cities and Nature clearly illustrates the physical and social elements of the urban environment and shows how these are important to examining the city. It includes further reading and boxed case studies on Bangladesh, Paris, Delhi, Rome, Cubatao, Thailand, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans and Toronto. This book will be an asset to students and researchers in Environmental Studies, Urban Studies and Planning."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • The city and nature : an introduction
  • Environmental issues in cities : a brief history
  • The industrial city
  • Contemporary urbanization and environmental dynamics
  • Urban sites
  • Cities, environmental hazards, and disasters
  • Urban ecology
  • Water pollution and the city
  • Air pollution and the city
  • Garbage and the city
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Urban ecology (Sociology).  |  Urbanization -- Environmental aspects.  |  City planning -- Environmental aspects.  |  Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Case studies.  |  Urbanization -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies.  |  City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies.
Other authors/contributors Short, John R

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