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The forest and the city : the cultural landscape of urban woodland

Author: C C Konijnendijk
Publisher: [New York] : Springer, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Throughout history, cities in Europe and elsewhere have developed close relationships with nearby woodland areas. In some cases, cities have even developed - and in some cases are promoting - a distinct 'forest identity'. This book introduces the rich heritage of these city forests as cultural landscapes.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C C Konijnendijk
ISBN: 9781402083709 140208370X 1402083718 9781402083716
OCLC Number: 226281078
Description: xiii, 245 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Brief biography of Cecil C. Konijnendijk --
Introduction : Culture, landscape and forest ; The urban era ; Cities and trees ; Cities and forests ; City forests as cultural landscapes, place and space ; The city forest defined --
The spiritual forest : Ancient spiritual links between forests and people ; Forest and religion ; Forest and myths ; Modern spirituality ; Recreating spiritual links --
The forest of fear : Primeval forest fear ; Criminal forests ; Nature's danger ; From fear to excitement --
The fruitful forest : Subsistence forests ; Appropriation of city forest use ; City forests and societal development ; The rise of municipal forestry ; The fruitful forest toady --
The forest of power : From wooded commons to elitist prestige ; Military forests ; City forests and democratisation ; City forests and city image ; City forests and environmental justice --
The great escape : Antidote to the city ; Recreate and enjoy ; Window to the world ; New ways of escaping ; Different people, different escapes ; Escape from city rule --
A work of art : City forests as inspiration ; Designed landscapes ; Settings for art ; Art for development community-forests links --
The wild side of town : City forests and nature conservation ; Nature is in the eye of the beholder ; Searching for the urban wilderness ; Working with nature --
The healthy forest : Views on nature and health ; City forests and physical health ; City forests and mental health and well-being ; Promoting the health forest --
The forest of learning : City forests as testing grounds ; International inspiration ; Demonstrating forestry to the public ; City forests, nature education and children ; Tomorrow's forest of learning --
The social forest : From wooded commons to forests for all ; Social forests for mass use ; City forests as social stages ; Social forests and place making ; Building community identity --
A forest of conflict : Urban development conflicts ; Conflicts over forest management ; Recreation conflicts ; Other conflicts ; Managing the forest of conflict --
A forest for the future : Challenges in an urban era ; Developing attractive urban landscapes ; Building communities ; Maintaining the links with nature ; Final thoughts.
Responsibility: Cecil C. Konijnendijk.

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