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Cities and Nature

Planning Cities with Nature

Theories, Strategies and Methods

Editors: Lemes de Oliveira, Fabiano, Mell, Ian (Eds.)

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  • Provides key concepts for planning cities in balance with nature that will not only shape further research, but also benefit planning and urban design professionals and public departments
  • Brings together key experts from a range of disciplines to focus on this topic
  • Includes examples from developed and developing countries alike, providing a comprehensive panorama on the topic
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This book explores novel theories, strategies and methods for re-naturing cities. It enables readers to learn from best practice and advances the current theoretical and empirical understanding in the field. The book also offers valuable insights into how planners and policymakers can apply this knowledge to their own cities and regions, exploring top-down, bottom-up and mixed mechanisms for the systemic re-naturing of planned and existing cities. 

There is considerable interest in ‘naturalising’ cities, since it can help address multiple global societal challenges and generate various benefits, such as the enhancement of health and well-being, sustainable urbanisation, ecosystems and their services, and resilience to climate change. This can also translate into tangible economic benefits in terms of preventing health hazards, positively affecting health-related expenditure, new job opportunities (i.e. urban farming) and the regeneration of urban areas.

There is, thus, a compelling case to investigate integrative approaches to urban and natural systems that can help cities address the social, economic and environmental needs of a growing population. How can we plan with nature? What are the models and approaches that can be used to develop more sustainable cities that provide high-quality urban green spaces?

About the authors

Dr. Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira is a Reader in Urbanism and Architecture at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the Research Leader at Portsmouth School of Architecture and the coordinator of the Masters in Sustainable Cities. His research expertise is in planning models aimed at balancing urbanisation with nature, in particular related to the green wedge idea; green and blue infrastructure; sustainable and resilient planning models and planning history and theory. He was the coordinator of the British Council/ FAPEG Newton Fund 'Re-Naturing Cities' project and is the author of the book Green Wedge Urbanism: History, Theory and Contemporary Practice (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Dr. Ian Mell is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, UK. He is a Landscape Planner with a specialism in Green Infrastructure policy, planning and development. He has worked in academia, the environment sector and local government, and has extensive experience of researching landscape issues in the UK, EU and more widely in the USA, India and China. He is the author of Global Green Infrastructure (Mell, 2016, Routledge) and Green Belt: Part, Present, Future? (Sturzaker & Mell, 2017, Routledge).

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Understanding Landscape: Cultural Perceptions of Environment in the UK and China

    Pages 3-16

    Li, Ying (et al.)

  • Green Wedges: The Resilience of a Planning Idea

    Pages 17-27

    Lemes de Oliveira, Fabiano

  • Demystified Territories: City Versus Countryside in Andrea Branzi’s Urban Models

    Pages 29-43

    Martínez Capdevila, Pablo

  • The Introduction of Nature in the Austrian Radicals Practice

    Pages 45-63

    Melis, Alessandro

  • University Campuses: Experimentations on the Relations Between City and Nature in Brazil

    Pages 65-77

    Alberto, Klaus C.

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01866-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01865-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planning Cities with Nature
Book Subtitle
Theories, Strategies and Methods
Editors
  • Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira
  • Ian Mell
Series Title
Cities and Nature
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01866-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01866-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01865-8
Series ISSN
2520-8306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 285
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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