Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||[edited by] John M. Marzluff ... [et al.].|
|Contributions||SpringerLink (Online service)|
|LC Classifications||HT241 .U733 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxv, 807 p.|
|Number of Pages||807|
|ISBN 10||9780387734125, 9780387734118|
|LC Control Number||2007929538|
Toward an Urban Ecology is an excellent book that highlights an oft forgotten yet critical aspect of urban design, landscape architecture and ecological urbanism which is advocacy. The case study projects written about hear touch on a number of important national and global topics and describe SCAPE innovative and thoughtful approaches to each /5(11). The book presents models, patterns, and examples from hundreds of cities worldwide. Numerous illustrations enrich the presentation. Cities are analyzed, not as ecologically bad or good, but as places with concentrated rather than dispersed people. Urban ecology principles, traditionally adapted from natural-area ecology, now increasingly emerge.