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Cities and Nature

The Urban Garden City

Shaping the City with Gardens Through History

Editors: Glatron, Sandrine, Granchamp, Laurence (Eds.)

  • Provides illustrative examples of the changing shape and uses of urban gardens in Europe throughout history Presents interdisciplinary approaches to gardens in cities Explores the historical evolution of the various views society has attached to this form (nature, food supply, biodiversity) in the cityscape

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About this book

This book provides an interdisciplinary overview of the role of gardens in cities throughout different historical periods. It shows that, thanks to various forms of spatial and social organisation, gardens are part of the material urban landscape, biodiversity, symbolic and social shape, and assets of our cities, and are increasingly becoming valued as an ‘order’ to follow. 
Gardens have long been part of the development of cities, serving different purposes through the ages: shaping neighborhoods to promote health or hygiene, introducing aesthetic or biological elements, gathering the citizens around a social purpose, and providing food and diversity in times of crisis. Highlighting examples that can serve as the basis for comparisons, the chapters offer a brief panorama of experiences and models of gardens in the city – in the European context and in various periods of history – while also discussing issues related to garden cities, urban agriculture and community gardens. The contributors are university staff from various disciplines in the human and life sciences, in discourse with other academics but also with practitioners who are interested in experiences with urban gardens and in promoting an awareness of their spatial, social and ‘philosophical’ goals throughout history. The book will appeal to urban geographers, sociologists and historians, but also to urban ecologists dealing with ecosystem services, biodiversity and sustainable development in cities. From a more operational standpoint, landscape planners and architects are sure to find many of the projects enlightening and inspirational.

About the authors

Sandrine Glatron works as a research scientist at the French National Center for Scienctific Research. She has been studying the representations that city dwellers make of their living environment and the nuisances attached to it (various forms of pollution and hazards) since the beginning of this century, in the french context (Strasbourg, Paris). She is also interested in the civic engagement of citizens in environmental causes as participating to new forms of governance. 
Laurence Granchamp is associated professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Strasbourg in France. Her research topics include citizen mobilization and the  mediation of climate change issues, and also on the dynamics of the relation between urbanization and agriculture in `Northern` and ´Southern` countries particularly Brasil and France, including urban-rural mobility, developments in family farming and how urban agriculture is implemented in strategies for the transition to sustainable cities. She has written multiple articles, chapters, and books on individuals' and households' concerns about climate change, sustainable development and urban agriculture. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Places and People of Urban Gardens. Elements for an Introduction

    Glatron, Sandrine (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Building a Garden: Historiographic Analysis of “Roman Gardens” in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Hilbold, Ilse

    Pages 17-32

  • Vorgärten, Privative Green Spaces in Neustadt (Strasbourg, France). A Century of Practices in the Heart of the City

    Blanc-Reibel, Cathy (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • The Two ‘Ages’ of Modernisation of Allotments: Changing Moral and Aesthetic Models

    Frauenfelder, Arnaud

    Pages 53-77

  • Russian Collective Gardens: A Story of Institution and Remembrance

    Lemarchand, Frédérick

    Pages 79-97

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72733-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72732-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Urban Garden City
Book Subtitle
Shaping the City with Gardens Through History
Editors
  • Sandrine Glatron
  • Laurence Granchamp
Series Title
Cities and Nature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72733-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72733-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72732-5
Series ISSN
2520-8306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 335
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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