Urban Place: Reconnecting with the Natural World

Urban Place: Reconnecting with the Natural World

by Peggy F. Barlett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262524430

ISBN-13: 2900262524437

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: MIT Press

Cross-disciplinary studies find that reconnections to place and to the natural world, which are emerging through urban sustainability efforts, build community and political action and have important medical and psychological health benefits.

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Cross-disciplinary studies find that reconnections to place and to the natural world, which are emerging through urban sustainability efforts, build community and political action and have important medical and psychological health benefits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900262524437
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
1Introduction1
IArenas of Reconnection35
Discovering Relationships with the Natural World37
2Reconnecting with Place: Faculty and the Piedmont Project at Emory University39
3Lifting Spirits: Creating Gardens in California Domestic Violence Shelters61
Elaborating New Forms of Connection89
4Community Gardens in New York City: Place, Community, and Individuality91
5Urban Connections to Locally Grown Produce117
6The Missouri Regional Cuisines Project: Connecting to Place in the Restaurant141
7Urban Volunteers and the Environment: Forest and Prairie Restoration173
Reclaiming Meanings189
8Nature, Memory, and Nation: New York's Latino Gardens and Casitas191
9On the Sublime in Nature in Cities213
IIConsequences of Reconnection for Human Health and Functioning235
10Forest, Savanna, City: Evolutionary Landscapes and Human Functioning237
11The Health of Places, the Wealth of Evidence253
12Preference, Restoration, and Meaningful Action in the Context of Nearby Nature271
13Concluding Remarks: Nature and Health in the Urban Environment299
About the Authors321
Index325

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