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Cities and Nature

Making Green Cities

Concepts, Challenges and Practice

Editors: Breuste, J.H., Artmann, M., Ioja, C., Qureshi, S. (Eds.)

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  • Provides an interdisciplinary overview of best practices and challenges 
  • Includes structured international case studies
  • Provides an introduction on culture, preexisting nature conditions, existing urban surrounding, history, design and planning
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This book shows what role nature can play in a city and how this can make it a better place for people to live. People, planners, designers and politicians are working towards the development of green cities. Some cities are already promoted as green cities, while others are on their way to become one. But their goals are often unclear and can include different facets. 

Presenting contributions from world leading researchers in the field of urban ecology, the editors provide an interdisciplinary overview of best practices and challenges in creating green cities. They show examples of how to build up these cities from bits and pieces to districts and urban extensions. Each example concludes with a summary of the collected knowledge, the learning points and how this can be used in other places. The best practices are collected from around the world – Europe, Australia, America and Asia. The new dynamic urban development of Asia is illustrated by case studies from China and the Indian subcontinent. 

The reader will learn which role nature can play in green cities and what the basic requirements are in terms of culture, pre-existing nature conditions, existing urban surroundings, history, design and planning. 

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Breuste is Head of the Research Group Urban and Landscape Ecology at the University of Salzburg, Austria. He is the President of the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Green Cities
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Challenges and Practice
Editors
  • Jürgen Heinz Breuste
  • Martina Artmann
  • Cristian Ioja
  • Salman Qureshi
Series Title
Cities and Nature
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37716-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37716-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37715-1
Series ISSN
2520-8306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 532
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
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