Conservation for Cities

How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure

Authors: McDonald, Robert

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  • Chapters are organized around benefits of natural infrastructure, like stormwater management or air pollution, allowing practitioners to easily understand how to implement priorities for their city or project
  • Dr. McDonald writes from the rare perspective of an ecologist with extensive experience working on urban issuesMakes critical issues in health, climate change, and urban planning accessible and relatable
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With this book, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects. It's time to think differently about cities and nature. More people than ever live in cities, and all of this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we're going to create livable urban places. After presenting a broad approach to incorporating natural infrastructure priorities into urban planning, he focuses each following chapter on a specific ecosystem service. He describes a wide variety of benefits, and helps practitioners answer fundamental questions about how to use natural infrastructure to create communities that are more resilient and livable.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-61091-523-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation for Cities
Book Subtitle
How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Robert I. McDonald
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-523-6
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-523-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 268
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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