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The Green City

Urban Nature as an Ideal, Provider of Services and Conceptual Urban Design Approach

Authors: Breuste, Jürgen Heinz

  • Combines theory and practical application in urban planning in one work
  • Provides vivid insight through case studies and examples
  • Illuminates the topic of urban nature from different angles in an interdisciplinary context
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About this Textbook

This textbook on the Green City examines urban nature as an ideal, provider of services and conceptual urban design approach. It answers important contemporary questions that arise about the ecological and cultural interactions, development and structure, and ecological performance of urban nature worldwide. The book explains what urban nature is, how it came to be, and how it evolved in the context of the natural and cultural conditions of its sites. It also describes what constitutes urban biodiversity and the role of differentiated urban nature in the Green City concept. 

Theories of urban development and ecology are linked to practical applications of urban planning and illustrated with many case studies and examples. The great potentials of urban nature are shown in detail. In order to cope with or mitigate problems in the city, a targeted urban nature management adapted to the specific conditions of the different types of urban nature is needed, which includes nature conservation as well as nature design, always keeping in mind the relation to the urban dwellers.

The textbook is especially addressed to students and teachers of urban planning, ecology, geography, social sciences as well as practitioners of urban design and nature conservation.

This book is a translation of the original German 1st edition Die Grüne Stadt by Jürgen Breuste, published by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature in 2019. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done by the author primarily in terms of content and scientific terms, so that the book will read stylistically differently from a conventional translation but without loss of messages. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors.

About the authors

Jürgen Breuste is a renowned urban ecologist with special interdisciplinary and international research experience on urban nature. He currently teaches as a professor of urban and landscape ecology at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, University Bucharest, and East China University Shangha He is also president of the international scientific Society for Urban Ecology (SURE).

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Softcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-63975-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Green City
Book Subtitle
Urban Nature as an Ideal, Provider of Services and Conceptual Urban Design Approach
Authors
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-63976-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-63976-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-63975-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 310
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 221 illustrations in colour
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