Future City

The Forest and the City

The Cultural Landscape of Urban Woodland

Authors: Konijnendijk, Cecil C.

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of city forests as cultural-historical phenomenon in Europe
  • Provides insight to urban forestry as a testing ground for changing relationships between forestry, natural resource management, and society
  • Offers a truly European overview based on state-of-the-art of science and practice
  • Will help in the understanding of the changing relationships between forests, nature and urbanizing society
  • Gives a lively account of interesting theme in environmental history
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Amsterdamse Bos, Bois de Boulognes, Epping Forest, Hong Kong’s country parks, Stanley Park: throughout history cities across the world have developed close relationships with nearby woodland areas. In some cases, cities have even developed – and in some cases are promoting – a distinct ‘forest identity’. This book introduces the rich heritage of these city forests as cultural landscapes, and shows that cities and forests can be mutually beneficial.

Essential reading for students and researchers interested in urban sustainability and urban forestry, this book also has much wider appeal. For with city forests playing an increasingly important role in local government sustainability programs, it provides an important reference for those involved in urban planning and decision making, public affairs and administration, and even public health.

From providers of livelihoods to healthy recreational environments, and from places of inspiration and learning to a source of conflict, the book presents examples of city forests from around the world. These cases clearly illustrate how the social and cultural development of towns and forests has often gone hand in hand. They also reveal how better understanding of city forests as distinct cultural and social phenomena can help to strengthen synergies both between cities and forests, and between urban society and nature.

About the authors

Dr Cecil Konijnendijk, a Dutch national based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has studied and promoted the role of woodlands and trees in urban societies throughout his career. After employment in the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Hong Kong, he started as professor of urban forestry at the University of British Columbia in 2016. His present work includes, among other, research, teaching, advising urban forestry practitioners, and writing about urban forestry issues. He has coordinated several international networks and research projects dealing with city forests and other green space. Cecil is also editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, and series editor of Springer’s Future City book series.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Forest and the City
Book Subtitle
The Cultural Landscape of Urban Woodland
Authors
Series Title
Future City
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75076-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75076-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75075-0
Series ISSN
1876-0899
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 illustrations in colour
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