Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity
H. Platt, Rowan A. Rowntree & Pamela C. Muick, eds.
of Massachusetts Press, 1994
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in content as well as approach, this collection of original essays
takes a fresh look at the ecology of urban communities. Written by
experts from a variety of professions --- academic researchers, private
and public program managers, and citizen activists --- the book explores
issues of geography, ecology, landscape architecture, urban forestry,
law, and environmental education. Contributions include broad overviews
of common problems as well as detailed case studies of specific programs.
1990 symposium on "Sustainable Cities: Preserving and Restoring
Urban Biodiversity" led to the creation of this volume. Most
of the papers in this book were presented at this symposium.
Ecological City: Introduction and Overview - Rutherford H.
Perspectives on Nature in Cities
Commons to Commons: Evolving Concepts of Open Space in North American
Cities - Rutherford H. Platt 21
with City Nature: An Overview of Some Issues - Michael Hough
in Urban Ecosystems: Beyond an Object of Study - Orie L. Loucks
Urbanization and Riparian/Aquatic Ecosystems
of Urban Wetlands - Marjorie M. Holland and Raymond W. Prach
Des Plaines River Wetlands Demonstration Project: Restoring an
Urban Wetland - Donald L. Hey 83
Tahoe: A Microcosm for the Study of the Impact of Urbanization
on Fragil Ecosystems - Charles R. Goldman 93
in the Urban Landscape of the United States - James A. Schmid
Urbanization and Terrestrial Ecosystems
Deep Significance of Urban Trees and Forests - John H. Dwyer,
Herbert W. Schroeder, and Paul H. Gobster 137
Urban Heat Islands with Sustainable Landscapes - E. Gregory
Meadows as Sustainable Landscapes - Jack Ahern and Jestena
Indiana Dunes: Applications of Landscape Ecology to Urban Park
Management - Richard Whitman, Daniel B. Fagre, Noel B. Pavlovic,
and Kenneth L. Cole 188
the Urban Park: Rediscovering Urban Solutions - Annaliese Bischoff
Greening of Federal Flood-Control Policies: The Wildcat-San Pablo
Creeks Case - Ann L. Riley 217
Urban Growth and Endangered Species: The Coachella Valley Habitat
Conservation Plan - Timothy Beatley 231
Metropolitan Portland Urban Natural Resource Program - Joseph
Poracsky and Michael C. Houck 251
Education for City Children - Karen S. Hollweg 268
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