Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests: International Perspective / Edition 1

Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests: International Perspective / Edition 1

by Margaret M. Carreiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387714243

ISBN-13: 9780387714240

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

Urban forests play a fundamentally important role in building ecological cities. They improve the environmental quality of the urban environment and the aesthetics of urban landscapes, and in many developed and developing countries, the evolution of urban forestry has been recognized as an essential means of maintaining urban ecosystem health, improving human

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Urban forests play a fundamentally important role in building ecological cities. They improve the environmental quality of the urban environment and the aesthetics of urban landscapes, and in many developed and developing countries, the evolution of urban forestry has been recognized as an essential means of maintaining urban ecosystem health, improving human living conditions, fostering a harmonious human-nature relationship, and ultimately achieving urban sustainability.

Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests contains studies and perspectives on urban forests from a broad array of basic and applied scientific disciplines including ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, plant community ecology, geography, and social science. The book contains contributions from experts in Asia, Europe, and North America, allowing the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental, and socio-political contexts. Urban forests are also approached on regional and landscape scales to encompass more natural environments in and around cities, rather than within arbitrary municipal boundaries. The studies provided are intended to motivate scientists, planners, and managers to work together and to adopt a broader landscape ecology approach to urban forestry, and in so doing, better address the pressing needs for improving the quality of life in urban environments.

About the Editors:

Dr. Margaret M. Carreiro is Associate Professor in the Biology Department of the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Dr. Yong-Chang Song is Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Dr. Jianguo Wu is Professor of Ecology and Sustainability Science in the School of Life Sciences and Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387714240
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Perspectives and Approaches in Urban Forestry
Introduction: The Growth of Cities and Urban Forestry   Margaret M. Carreiro     3
Toward a Landscape Ecology of Cities: Beyond Buildings, Trees, and Urban Forests   Jianguo (Jingle) Wu     10
Principles for Guiding Eco-City Development   Rudiger Wittig     29
A Multiple-Indicators Approach to Monitoring Urban Sustainable Development   Kunmin Zhang   Zongguo Wen   Bin Du   Guojun Song     35
Assessment and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Forests   Wendy Y. Chen   C. Y. Jim     53
Benefits of Urban Green Space for Improving Urban Climate   Volker Heidt   Marco Neef     84
Applying Ecosystem Management to Urban Forestry   Wayne C. Zipperer     97
Approaches to Urban Forestry in the United Kingdom   Nerys Jones     109
Opportunities and Alternatives for Enhancing Urban Forests in Compact Cities in Developing Countries   C.Y. Jim     118
Urban Ecology Studies in China, with an Emphasis on Shanghai   Yong-Chang Song   Jun Gao     149
Using the Urban-Rural Gradient Approach to Determine the Effects of Land Use on Forest Remnants   Margaret M. Carreiro     169
A PhilosophicalBasis for Restoring Ecologically Functioning Urban Forests: Current Methods and Results   Akira Miyawaki     187
Planning, Managing, and Restoring Urban Forests
Strategic Planning for Urban Woodlands in North West England   Keith Jones     199
Landscape Corridors in Shanghai and Their Importance in Urban Forest Planning   Junxiang Li   Yujie Wang   Yong-Chang Song     219
Management of Urban Forests in the United States   J. James Kielbaso     240
The Urban Forest of Nanjing City: Key Characteristics and Management Assessment   Sophia Shuang Chen   C.Y. Jim     259
Urban Forest Structure in Hefei, China   Zemin Wu   Chenglin Huang   Wenyou Wu   Shaoujie Zhang     279
Forests and Forestry in Hesse, Germany: Meeting the Challenge of Multipurpose Forestry   Rolf Schulzke   Sebastian Stoll     293
Experiences in the Management of Urban Recreational Forests in Germany   Michael Jestaedt     301
Modeling the Social Benefits of Urban Parks for Users   Giacomo Secco   Grazia Zulian     312
Potential Leaf Area Index Analyses for the City of Toronto's Urban Forest   W.A. Kenney     336
Spatial and Temporal Change of Urban Vegetation Distribution in Beijing    Jun Yang   Peng Gong   Jinxing Zhou     346
Long-Term Observations of Secondary Forests Growing on Hard-Coal Mining Spoils in the Industrial Ruhr Region of Germany   Henning Haeupler     357
Selection of Pollution-Tolerant Trees for Restoration of Degraded Forests and Evaluation of the Experimental Restoration Practices at the Ulsan Industrial Complex, Korea   Chang Seok Lee   Yong Chan Cho     369
Restoration Planning for the Seoul Metropolitan Area, Korea   Chang Seok Lee   An Na Lee   Yong Chan Cho     393
The Construction of Near-Natural Forests in the Urban Areas of Shanghai   Liang-Jun Da   Yong-Chang Song     420
Synthesis and Directions for Future Research, Planning, and Implementation
Urban Forestry and the Eco-City: Today and Tomorrow   Margaret M. Carreiro   Wayne C. Zipperer     435
Index     457

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