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Cities and natural process

Author: Michael Hough
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
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Economic and technological values have squeezed nature out of the modern city, seriously affecting our quality of life within and shaping a negative aesthetic. This offers ecological approaches to urban design which can work with nature too.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hough, Michael.
Cities and natural process.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1995
(DLC) 94031155
(OCoLC)31131710
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hough
ISBN: 020329243X 9780203292433 0203042751 9780203042755
OCLC Number: 50296714
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 326 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
CITIES AND NATURAL PROCESS --
CONTENTS --
PLATES --
FIGURES --
TABLES --
FOREWORD --
PREFACE --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
CREDITS --
INTRODUCTION --
1 URBAN ECOLOGY: BASIS FOR SHAPING CITIES --
THE CONTRADICTION OF VALUES --
VERNACULAR LANDSCAPES AND THE INVESTMENT IN NATURE --
ENERGY LANDSCAPES AND THE CONTEMPORARY CITY --
SOME DESIGN PRINCIPLES --
A BASIS FOR AN ALTERNATIVE DESIGN STRATEGY --
2 WATER --
INTRODUCTION --
NATURAL PROCESSES --
URBAN PROCESSES --
SOME PROBLEMS AND PERCEPTIONS --
SOME ALTERNATIVE VALUES AND OPPORTUNITIES --
SOME CONSIDERATIONS OF DESIGN --
3 PLANTS --
INTRODUCTION --
NATURAL PROCESSES --
URBAN PROCESSES --
PERCEPTIONS AND CULTURAL VALUES --
SOME ALTERNATIVE VALUES AND OPPORTUNITIES --
SOME ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES --
MANAGEMENT AND THE EVOLVING URBAN LANDSCAPE --
SOME DESIGN IMPLICATIONS FOR CITY LANDSCAPES --
4 WILDLIFE --
INTRODUCTION --
NATURAL PROCESSES --
URBAN PROCESSES --
PERCEPTIONS AND VALUES --
ALTERNATIVE VALUES: SOME OPPORTUNITIES --
PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES --
5 CITY FARMING --
INTRODUCTION --
AGRICULTURE: PROCESS AND PRACTICE --
URBAN PROCESSES --
RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES --
IMPLICATIONS FOR DESIGN --
6 CLIMATE: MAKING CONNECTIONS --
INTRODUCTION --
NATURAL ELEMENTS AND CLIMATE --
URBAN INFLUENCES ON CLIMATE --
PROBLEMS AND PERCEPTIONS --
ALTERNATIVE VALUES --
SOME OPPORTUNITIES --
IMPLICATIONS FOR DESIGN --
SOME CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS ON URBAN CLIMATE --
NOTES --
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY --
FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL THOUGHT --
GENERAL READING --
ON WATER --
Stream hydrology/storm drainage/wastewater --
ON PLANTS --
(General/naturalization/restoration) --
ON WILDLIFE --
CULTURAL/BEHAVIOUR ISSUES --
ON URBAN FARMING/RECYCLING --
ON CLIMATE/ENERGY --
INDEX.
Responsibility: Michael Hough.

Abstract:

Economic and technological values have squeezed nature out of the modern city, seriously affecting our quality of life within and shaping a negative aesthetic. This offers ecological approaches to urban design which can work with nature too.

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