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Conservation for Cities: How to Plan Build Natural Infrastructure (Hardback)

Robert I. McDonald

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ISBN 10: 1610915216 / ISBN 13: 9781610915212
Edité par Island Press, United States, 2015
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Scientist Robert McDonald details fundamentals of how to integrate natural infrastructure with urban planning to create resilient and liveable cities. 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 liveable urban places. With Conservation for Cities, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects. 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 liveable. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781610915212

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Titre : Conservation for Cities: How to Plan Build ...

Éditeur : Island Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Scientist Robert McDonald details fundamentals of how to integrate natural infrastructure with urban planning to create resilient and liveable cities. 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 liveable urban places. With Conservation for Cities, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects. 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 liveable.

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Dr. Robert McDonald is Senior Scientist for Sustainable Land Use at The Nature Conservancy, where he is lead scientist for the organisation's efforts to figure out how to make cities more sustainable. He holds a PhD in Ecology from Duke University and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, many of them on the science of how cities impact and depend on the environment. He blogs for The Nature Conservancy's Cool Green Science blog and has published two recent essays on urban/environment interactions in a collection called Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Global Issues (McGraw-Hill) and in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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