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Resilience in ecology and urban design : linking theory and practice for sustainable cities

Author: Steward Pickett; M L Cadenasso; Brian McGrath
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2013.
Series: Future city, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today's urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world's population now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Resilience in ecology and urban design.
New York : Springer, 2013
(DLC) 2012951115
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steward Pickett; M L Cadenasso; Brian McGrath
ISBN: 9789400753419 9400753411
OCLC Number: 828735146
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 499 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: pt. I. Ecology, design, and social contexts : disciplinary voices and history --
pt. II. Shared conceptual understanding : four themes for bridging ecology and urban design --
pt. III. Bridging ecology and urban design practice --
pt. IV. Urban design in expanded disciplinary and geographical contexts --
pt. V. Moving forward.
Series Title: Future city, v. 3.
Responsibility: Steward Pickett, M.L. Cadenasso, Brian McGrath.

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This book unites the ideas, data and insights of ecologists and other scientists with those of urban designers, creating a dialog that helps to promote urban resilience. Offers strategies aimed at  Read more...

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