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Cities and Natural Process

A Basis for Sustainability, 2nd Edition

By Michael Hough

Routledge

304 pages

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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.

Reviews

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

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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban