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Author McDonald, Robert I., author
Title Conservation for cities : how to plan and build natural infrastructure / by Robert I. McDonald
Imprint Washington, DC : Island Press/Center for Resource Economics : Imprint: Island Press, 2015
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Descript 1 online resource (vii, 268 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 1. Nature in an Urban World -- 2. Figuring Out What Matters. 3. Drinking Water Protection -- 4. Stormwater -- 5. Floodwater -- 6. Coastal Protection -- 7. Shade -- 8. Air Purification -- 9. Aesthetic Value -- 10. Recreation Value and Physical Health -- 11. Parks and Mental Health -- 12. The Value of Biodiversity in Cities
With this book, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects. It's time to think differently about cities and nature. More people than ever live in cities, and all of this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we're going to create livable urban places. After presenting a broad approach to incorporating natural infrastructure priorities into urban planning, he focuses each following chapter on a specific ecosystem service. He describes a wide variety of benefits, and helps practitioners answer fundamental questions about how to use natural infrastructure to create communities that are more resilient and livable
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Urban ecology (Sociology)
City planning -- Environmental aspects
Sustainable development
Architecture / Design
Landscape Architecture
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