Cities and Natural Process: A Basis for Sustainability / Edition 2

Cities and Natural Process: A Basis for Sustainability / Edition 2

by Michael Hough
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415298555

ISBN-13: 9780415298551

Pub. Date: 06/15/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The focus of the publication is still highly relevant and useful. In many ways the profession is just catching up with Hough's thinking |o Joan Nassauer, University of Michigan The author's name will sell the new edition in geography, landscape, and design professions |o Brian Goodey, Oxford Brookes Cities and Natural Process is a discussion of the fundamental

…  See more details below

Overview

The focus of the publication is still highly relevant and useful. In many ways the profession is just catching up with Hough's thinking |o Joan Nassauer, University of Michigan The author's name will sell the new edition in geography, landscape, and design professions |o Brian Goodey, Oxford Brookes Cities and Natural Process is a 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. Michael Hough outlines how natural and human processes are altered by the city and how this leads to changes in attitudes and cultural values. He reveals how alternative values based on ecological insights offer the possibility of a constructive relationship with the urban environment. Practical examples of opportunities that are often unrecognized serve to illustrate the potential for beneficial change. While retaining the existing structure of the first edition, each of the chapters has been revised to take into account recent theoretical and practical developments. A completely new concluding chapter has been added that draws together the themes of the volume and links these to broader landscape issues such as greenway systems, landscape ecology, and green infrastructure.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415298551
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,231,620
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Urban Ecology: A basis for shaping cities 2. Water 3. Plants 4. Wildlife 5. City Farming 6. Climate: Making connections 7. The Regional Landscape Conclusion

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >