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The natural city : re-envisioning the built environment

Author: Ingrid Leman-Stefanovic
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recognizing the need to better link the humanities with public policy, The Natural City offers unique insights for the development of an alternative vision of urban life.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Leman-Stefanovic
ISBN: 9780802091604 0802091601 9781442611023 1442611022
OCLC Number: 820636326
Description: 350 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction: The Natural City: Cultivating the Terrain I. Adjusting Our Vision: Some Philosophical Reflections * In Search of the Natural City - Ingrid Leman Stefanovic* Can Cities Be Both Natural and Successful? Reflections Grounding an Apparently Oxymoronic Aspiration - W.S.K. Cameron* The "Gruing" of Cities - Frank Cunningham*"My Streets Are My Ideas of Imagination": Literature and the Theme of the Natural City - Peter Timmerman II. From the Stars to the Street: Cosmological Perspectives * From Community to Communion: The Natural City in Biotic and Cosmological Perspective - Stephen Bede Scharper* Sailing to Byzantium: Nature and City in the Greek East - Bruce V. Foltz* Dao in the City - Vincent Shen* Biocracy in the City: A Contemporary Buddhist Approach - Kenneth Maly III. Expanding Our Collective Horizons: Societal Implications * Gated Ecologies and Possible Urban Worlds: From the Global City to the Natural City - Hilary Cunningham* Other Voices: Acoustic Ecology and Urban Soundscapes - Richard Oddie* Ecofeminist "Cityzenry" - Trish Glazebrook* Sustainable Urbanization - John B. Cobb, Jr.*"Troubled Nature: Some Reflections on the Changing Nature of the Millennial City (Gurgaon), India" - Shubhra Gururani IV: Building on the Vision: Reflecting on Praxis * Urban Place as an Expression of the Ancestors - Bill Woodworth Raweno:kwas* Seeing and Animating the City: A Phenomenological Ecology of Natural and Built Worlds - David Seamon* The City: A Legacy of Organism-environment Interaction at Every Scale - Robert Mugerauer* Natural Cities, Unnatural Energy - Bryan W. Karney and Gaurav Kumar* Children and Nature in the City - Sarah J. King and Ingrid Leman Stefanovic Conclusion
Responsibility: edited by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic and Stephen Bede Scharper.

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