The Resource Urban regions : ecology and planning beyond the city, Richard T.T. Forman

Urban regions : ecology and planning beyond the city, Richard T.T. Forman

Label
Urban regions : ecology and planning beyond the city
Title
Urban regions
Title remainder
ecology and planning beyond the city
Statement of responsibility
Richard T.T. Forman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Natural systems and their human uses are of central importance in urban regions, where diverse greenspaces and built spaces of essentially value spatially intertwine. With land planning, socioeconomics, and natural systems as foundations, this book combines urban planning and ecological science in examining urban regions. Writing for graduate students, academic researchers, planners, conservationists, and policy makers, and with the use of informative urban-region color maps, Richard Forman compares 38 urban regions from 32 nations, including London, Chicago, Ottawa, Brasilia, Cairo, Beijing, Bangkok, Canberra, and a major case study of the Greater Barcelona Region. Alternative patterns of urbanization spread (including sprawl) are evaluated from the perspective of nature and people, and land-use principles extracted from landscape ecology, transportation, and hydrology are stated. Good, bad, and interesting spatial patterns for creating sustainable land mosaics are pinpointed, and urban regions are considered in broader contexts, from climate change to biodiversity loss, disasters, and sense of place."--BOOK JACKET
Additional physical form
Online version of the print title
Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
307.1216
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HT391
LC item number
.F67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Urban regions : ecology and planning beyond the city, Richard T.T. Forman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-379) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Regions and land mosaics -- 2. Planning land -- 3. Economic dimensions and socio-cultural patterns -- 4. Natural systems and greenspaces -- 5. Thirty-eight urban regions -- 6. Nature, food, and water -- 7. Built systems, built areas, and whole regions -- 8. Urbanization models and the regions -- 9. Basic principles for molding land mosaics -- 10. The Barcelona Region's land mosaic -- 11. Gathering the pieces -- 12. Big pictures
Control code
000043215046
Dimensions
26 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxii, 408 p., [43] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521670760
Lccn
2008300418
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
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.b23227461
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)166382273
  • retro0521670764
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader

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