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From Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South

The Quest for Naturbanity

Editors: Landy, Frederic (Ed.)

  • Focuses on the unique topic of national parks in large cities
  • Involves intensive comparative work across four cities in four countries of the global South 
  • Each chapter picks up a specific issue and discusses them across the four sites of study
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This important volume focuses on the sensitive issue of interrelationships between national parks situated near or within urban areas and their urban environment. It engages with both urban and conservation issues and and compares four national parks located in four large cities in the global South: Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Mumbai, and Nairobi. Though primarily undertaken as academic research, the project has intensively collaborated with the institutions in charge of these parks. The comparative structure of this volume is also original and unique: each of the chapters incorporates insight from all four sites as far as possible.The term “naturbanity” expresses the necessity for cities endowed with a national park to integrate it into their functioning. Conversely, such parks must take into account their location in an urban environment, both as a source of heavy pressures on nature and as a nexus of incentives to support their conservation. The principle of non-exclusivity, that is, neither the city nor the park has a right nor even the possibility to negate the other’s presence, summarizes the main argument of this book. Naturbanity thus blurs the old “modern” dichotomy of nature/culture: animals and human beings can often jump the physical and ideological walls separating many parks from the adjacent city. The 13 chapters and substantive introduction of this volume discuss various aspects of naturbanity: the histories of park creation; interaction between people and parks; urban governance and parks; urban conservation models; wildlife management; environmental education; and so on. This is a must-read for students and researchers interested in social ecology, social geography, conservation, urban planning and ecological policy.

About the authors

Frédéric Landy is Director, French Institute of Pondicherry, India, and Professor and head, Department of Geography, University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense (formerly Paris 10), France. He was earlier Fellow, centre Mosaïques, UMR LAVUE, Honorary Fellow, Institut Universitaire de France, and Associate Fellow, Centre for Studies on India and South Asia (CEIAS) (CNRS-EHESS), Paris. He has a Ph.D. in geography from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is board member of the AQAPA project 'To whom do the landscapes belong ? Touristification in southern Asian highlands: social dynamics and landscape heritagisation of ethnic minorities in rural areas' (funded by the French National Agency for Research), and was Head of the UNPEC project 'Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries – Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Cape Town, Nairobi' funded by the French National Agency for Research. Some of his published works include: Feeding India. The spatial parameters of food grain policy (2009); Food and agriculture in India. From Independence to globalization (coauthored with B. Dorin, 2009); Megacity slums. Social Exclusion, Space and Urban Policies in Brazil and India (coedited with M.C. Saglio-Yatzimirsky, 2013), and so on.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Quest for Naturbanity

    Rodary, Estienne (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

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  • The History of the Four Parks: Favouring or Protecting from Urban Growth, Different Successive Conservation Policies

    Rodary, Estienne (et al.)

    Pages 35-62

  • Urban National Parks and the Rich: Friends with Benefits

    Dellier, Julien (et al.)

    Pages 63-84

  • The “Poor”, the Park and the City: Policies of Social Stigmatisation Rather Than Inclusion

    Landy, Frédéric (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

  • Categorisation of People and Places, Indigenous Peoples and Urban National Parks: Between Eviction, Instrumentality and Empowerment

    Belaidi, Nadia (et al.)

    Pages 109-128

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-8461-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South
Book Subtitle
The Quest for Naturbanity
Editors
  • Frederic Landy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8462-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8462-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8461-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 329
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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