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Cities and nature

Author: Lisa Benton-Short; John R Short
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Routledge, 2013. ©2013
Series: Routledge critical introductions to urbanism and the city.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated with in-depth examination of theory and critical themes. Greater discussion is given to urbanization  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Benton-Short, Lisa.
Cities and Nature.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Benton-Short; John R Short
ISBN: 9781136244957 1136244956 1299637094 9781299637092 9780203103500 0203103505
OCLC Number: 850079339
Description: 1 online resource (521 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The city and nature --
The pre-industrial city --
The industrial city --
Global urban trends --
The postindustrial city --
The developing city --
Urban sites --
Hazards and disasters --
Urban political ecology --
The environmental revolution: a brief context --
Water --
Air --
Climate change --
Garbage --
Race, class and environmental justice --
Urban sustainability.
Series Title: Routledge critical introductions to urbanism and the city.
Responsibility: Lisa Benton-Short and John Rennie Short.

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Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated with in-depth examination of theory and critical themes. Greater discussion is given to urbanization trends and megacities; the post-industrial city and global economic changes; developing cities and slums; urban political ecology; the role of the city in climate change.

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