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Cities and Nature
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Urban Wastelands

A Form of Urban Nature?

Editors: Di Pietro, Francesca, Robert, Amelie (Eds.)

  • Topical and high-stakes issues of interest to both planners and citizens
  • Cross-sectorial approach, spanning from social sciences and urban planning to ecology and soil sciences, with a focus on urban wastelands
  • Global insights: studies from seven countries in Europe, Asia and South America
  • A special chapter dedicated to multidisciplinary approaches
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About this book

Faced with the growing demand for nature in cities, informal greenspaces are gaining the interest of various stakeholders - residents, associations, public authorities - as well as scientists. This book provides a cross-sectorial overview of the advantages and disadvantages of urban wastelands in meeting this social demand of urban nature, spanning from the social sciences and urban planning to ecology and soil sciences. It shows the potential of urban wastelands with respect to city dwellers’ well-being, environmental education, urban biodiversity and urban green networks as well as concerns regarding urban wastelands’ in relation to conflicts, and urban marketing. The authors provide a global insight through case studies in nine countries, mainly located in Europe, Asia and South America, thus offering a broad perspective.

About the authors

As Associate Professor of Environmental Geography at the University of Tours (France), in the Planning & Environment Department, Francesca Di Pietro works on plant biodiversity in anthropogenic environments, at first in agricultural landscapes, later in urban ones. Her research focuses on plant communities of urban habitats such as public green spaces, urban wastelands, roadsides, community and individual gardens. Since 2011 she has worked on urban wastelands, coordinating work on their plant communities, informal uses, and how they are perceived.

Amélie Robert is currently a contract researcher and part-time lecturer at the University of Tours. Her research focuses on landscape dynamics, the identification of their drivers and ecosystem services, from a geohistorical perspective. More generally, she questions the interrelationships between societies and their environments in different contexts. She pays special attention to novel ecosystems, particularly in urban contexts, having contributed to several research programs in this field.

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eBook $119.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 30, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74882-1
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: September 2, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74881-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Wastelands
Book Subtitle
A Form of Urban Nature?
Editors
  • Francesca Di Pietro
  • Amelie Robert
Series Title
Cities and Nature
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74882-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74882-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74881-4
Series ISSN
2520-8306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 432
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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