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2nd Edition

Cities and Natural Process
A Basis for Sustainability

ISBN 9780415298551
Published June 15, 2004 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

Cities and Natural Process is a discussion of the fundamental conflict in the perception of nature and an expression of the essential need for an environmental view when approaching urban design. Whilst retaining the existing structure, each of the chapters has been revised to take into account recent theoretical and practical developments. A completely new concluding chapter has been added which draws together the themes of the volume and links these to broader landscape issues such as greenway systems, landscape ecology and green infrastructure.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Urban Ecology: A basis for shaping cities 2. Water 3. Plants 4. Wildlife 5. City Farming 6. Climate: Making connections 7. The Regional Landscape Conclusion

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Michael Hough is a landscape architect and senior partner in the Toronto firm of Hough, Stanbar, Nayor and Dance. He is also Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada.


"In many ways the profession is just catching up with Hough's thinking." - Joan Nassauer, University of Michigan