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Urban place : reconnecting with the natural world

Author: Peggy F Barlett
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
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Cross-disciplinary studies find that reconnections to place and to the natural world, which are emerging through urban sustainability efforts, build community and political action and have important  Read more...

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Urban place.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)629295862
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy F Barlett
ISBN: 0262025868 9780262025867 0262524430 9780262524438
OCLC Number: 58604704
Description: viii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reconnecting with place : faculty and the Piedmont Project at Emory University / Peggy F. Barlett --
Lifting spirits : creating gardens in California domestic violence shelters / Susan M. Stuart --
Community gardens in New York City : place, community, and individuality / Malve von Hassell --
Urban connections to locally grown produce / Susan L. Andreatta --
Missouri Regional Cuisines Project : connecting to place in the restaurant / Elizabeth Barham, David Lind, and Lewis Jett --
Urban volunteers and the environment : forest and prairie restoration / Robert L. Ryan and Robert E. Grese --
Nature, memory, and nation : New York's Latino gardens and casitas / Barbara Deutsch Lynch and Rima Brusi --
On the sublime in nature in cities / Robert Rotenberg --
Forest, savanna, city : evolutionary landscapes and human functioning / William C. Sullivan --
Health of places, the wealth of evidence / Howard Frumkin --
Preference, restoration, and meaningful action in the context of nearby nature / Rachel Kaplan and Stephen Kaplan --
Concluding remarks : nature and health in the urban environment / Jules Pretty and Peggy F. Barlett.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: edited by Peggy F. Barlett.

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