Cities and Nature

Urban Ecology in the Global South

Editors: Shackleton, C.M., Cilliers, S.S., Davoren, E., du Toit, M. (Eds.)

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  • Introduction to and examination of urban ecology pertaining to the unique contexts of the Global South
  • Interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives
  • A comprehensive coverage of both theory and application
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Against the background of unprecedented rates of urbanisation in the Global South, leading to massive social, economic and environmental transformations, this book engages with the dire need to understand the ecology of such settings as the foundation for fostering sustainable and resilient human settlements in contexts that are very different to the Global North. It does so by bringing together scholars from around the world, drawing together research and case studies from across the Global South to illustrate, in an interdisciplinary and comprehensive fashion, the ecology of towns and cities in the Global South. Framed using a social-ecological systems lens, it provides the reader with an in-depth analysis and understanding of the ecological dynamics and ecosystem services and disservices within the complex and rapidly changing towns and cities of the Global South, a region with currently scarce representation in most of the urban ecology literature. As such the book makes a call for greater geographical balance in urban ecology research leading towards a more global understanding and frameworks. The book embraces the complexity of these rapid transformations for ecological and environmental management and how the ecosystems and the benefits they provide shape local ecologies, livelihood opportunities and human wellbeing, and how such knowledge can be mobilised towards improved urban design and management and thus urban sustainability.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Ecology in the Global South
Editors
  • Charlie M. Shackleton
  • Sarel S. Cilliers
  • Elandrie Davoren
  • Marie du Toit
Series Title
Cities and Nature
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67650-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67650-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67649-0
Series ISSN
2520-8306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 461
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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