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Future City

The Urban Forest

Cultivating Green Infrastructure for People and the Environment

Editors: Pearlmutter, D., Calfapietra, C., Samson, R., O'Brien, L., Krajter Ostoić, S., Sanesi, G., Alonso del Amo, R. (Eds.)

  • Provides the first comprehensive catalog of tree species that is cross-correlated with the ecosystem services they provide in different regions of Europe
  • Provides a useful classification of the socio-cultural benefits of urban green space, the barriers to their equitable access, and solutions for overcoming them
  • A critical survey of current policy approaches to urban forestry and green infrastructure in Europe 
  • A valuable tool for practitioners and policy-makers involved in the planning and management of urban parks and forests
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This book focuses on urban "green infrastructure" – the interconnected web of vegetated spaces like street trees, parks and peri-urban forests that provide essential ecosystem services in cities. The green infrastructure approach embodies the idea that these services, such as storm-water runoff control, pollutant filtration and amenities for outdoor recreation, are just as vital for a modern city as those provided by any other type of infrastructure. Ensuring that these ecosystem services are indeed delivered in an equitable and sustainable way requires knowledge of the physical attributes of trees and urban green spaces, tools for coping with the complex social and cultural dynamics, and an understanding of how these factors can be integrated in better governance practices. By conveying the findings and recommendations of COST Action FP1204 GreenInUrbs, this volume summarizes the collaborative efforts of researchers and practitioners from across Europe to address these challenges. 

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction: Urban Trees as Environmental Engineers

    Samson, Roeland

    Pages 3-5

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  • The Urban Heat Island: Thermal Comfort and the Role of Urban Greening

    Hiemstra, Jelle A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-19

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  • Urban Trees and Their Relation to Air Pollution

    Samson, Roeland (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

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  • Carbon Sequestration by Urban Trees

    Fares, Silvano (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

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  • Water Regulation and Purification

    Vilhar, Urša

    Pages 41-47

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50280-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 119,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50279-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Urban Forest
Book Subtitle
Cultivating Green Infrastructure for People and the Environment
Editors
  • David Pearlmutter
  • Carlo Calfapietra
  • Roeland Samson
  • Liz O'Brien
  • Silvija Krajter Ostoić
  • Giovanni Sanesi
  • Rocío Alonso del Amo
Series Title
Future City
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50280-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50280-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50279-3
Series ISSN
1876-0899
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 351
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 75 illustrations in colour
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