Wild Urban Woodlands: New Perspectives for Urban Forestry / Edition 1

Wild Urban Woodlands: New Perspectives for Urban Forestry / Edition 1

by Ingo Kowarik
     
 

This book provides a first overview of the phemonemon of post-industrial urban wilderness: urban landscapes once shaped by heavy industry that are being re-colonized naturally by forests. These new types of urban woodlands are often overlooked by ecologists, foresters and planners. Individual chapters consider urban woodlands from the perspectives of ecology,

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Overview

This book provides a first overview of the phemonemon of post-industrial urban wilderness: urban landscapes once shaped by heavy industry that are being re-colonized naturally by forests. These new types of urban woodlands are often overlooked by ecologists, foresters and planners. Individual chapters consider urban woodlands from the perspectives of ecology, environmental sociology, forestry, nature conservation and landscape architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540239123
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/22/2004
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,408,867
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Wild woodlands as a new component of urban forests: Wild urban woodlands. New perspectives for urban forests.- Attitudes towards wild woodlands: Attitudes towards wilderness and public demands on wilderness areas. Social perceptions and notions of nature in an urban context. The importance of green spaces to communities in the East Midlands of England. A case study of Birchwood, Warrington New Town, UK. Use and perception of post-industrial urban landscapes in the Ruhr area. People working for nature in the urban forest.- Ecological studies: Monitoring succession in urban-industrial woodlands in the German Ruhr. Spontaneaous development of peri-urban woodlands in lignite mining areas of Eastern Germany. Ecological networks for bird species in the wintering season based on urban woodlands.- Conceptual approaches and projects: Nature conservation, forestry, landscape architecture and historic preservation. Approaches for developing urban forests from the cultural context of landscapes in Japan. Strategies between intervening and leaving room. New wilderness as an element of the peri-urban landscape. The project industrial forests of the Ruhr. The integration of rural vegetation in the conversion of a brownfield. Linking conservation and recreation in an abandoned rail yard in Berlin.

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