Making green cities : concepts, challenges and practice /

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Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]
Description:1 online resource (ix, 532 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Language:English
Series:Cities and nature
Cities and nature.
Subject:City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12603796
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Other authors / contributors:Breuste, Jürgen, editor.
Artmann, Martina, editor.
Ioja, Cristian, editor.
Qureshi, Salman, editor.
ISBN:3030377164
9783030377168
9783030377151
3030377156
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 20, 2020).
Summary:This book shows what role nature can play in a city and how this can make it a better place for people to live. People, planners, designers and politicians are working towards the development of green cities. Some cities are already promoted as green cities, while others are on their way to become one. But their goals are often unclear and can include different facets. Presenting contributions from world leading researchers in the field of urban ecology, the editors provide an interdisciplinary overview of best practices and challenges in creating green cities. They show examples of how to build up these cities from bits and pieces to districts and urban extensions. Each example concludes with a summary of the collected knowledge, the learning points and how this can be used in other places. The best practices are collected from around the world - Europe, Australia, America and Asia. The new dynamic urban development of Asia is illustrated by case studies from China and the Indian subcontinent. The reader will learn which role nature can play in green cities and what the basic requirements are in terms of culture, pre-existing nature conditions, existing urban surroundings, history, design and planning.
Other form:Print version: 3030377156 9783030377151
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-37
Description
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 532 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:3030377164
9783030377168
9783030377151
3030377156