Landscape and Sustainability Products

  • Green Infrastructure

    Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments

    By John W. Dover

    With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional…

    Paperback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge

  • The Rise and Fall of Countryside Management

    A Historical Account

    By Ian D. Rotherham

    For at least half a century since the emergence of Country Parks and Forest Parks, countryside services have provided leisure, tourism, conservation, restoration and regeneration across Britain. Yet these services are currently being decimated as public services are sacrificed to the new era…

    Hardback – 2015-07-13
    Routledge

  • Post-Industrial Urban Greenspace

    An Environmental Justice Perspective

    Edited by Jennifer Foster, L. Anders Sandberg

    Post-industrial urban spaces typically include abandoned factories, disused rail lines, old pits and quarries, and de-commissioned landfills. In these places, different visions compete for dominance with respect to current and future land uses. Neighbours often view such urban greenspace as…

    Hardback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • Phyto

    Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design

    By Niall Kirkwood, Kate Kennen

    Phyto presents the concepts of phytoremediation and phytotechnology in one comprehensive guide, illustrating when plants can be considered for the uptake, removal or mitigation of on-site pollutants. Current scientific case studies are covered, highlighting the advantages and limitations of…

    Paperback – 2015-04-28
    Routledge

  • Urban Landscape

    Edited by Anita Berrizbeitia

    This is a set that brings together scholarly work on historical, conceptual, and technical aspects of the urban landscape. The role of landscape, as recreational, public, social, ecological, infrastructural and experiential component of the urban environment has been increasingly recognized during…

    Hardback – 2015-03-12
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Built Environment

  • Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement

    How planting trees strengthens the roots of democracy

    By Dana R. Fisher, Erika S. Svendsen, James Connolly

    Once considered the antithesis of a verdant and vibrant ecosystem, cities are now being hailed as highly efficient and complex social ecological systems. Emerging from the streets of the post-industrial city are well-tended community gardens, rooftop farms and other viable habitats capable of…

    Hardback – 2015-02-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty…

    Paperback – 2015-01-18
    Routledge

  • The 'One Planet' Life

    A Blueprint for Low Impact Development

    By David Thorpe

    The One Planet Life demonstrates a path for everyone towards a way of life in which we don’t act as if we had more than one planet Earth. The difference between this approach and others is that it uses ecological footprint analysis to help to determine how effective our efforts are. Much of the…

    Paperback – 2014-11-12
    Routledge

  • Large-scale Forest Restoration

    By David Lamb

    Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation…

    Hardback – 2014-09-28
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Second Nature Urban Agriculture

    Designing Productive Cities

    By André Viljoen, Katrin Bohn

    This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18
    Routledge

  • Natural Burial

    Landscape, Practice and Experience

    By Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell

    This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new…

    Paperback – 2014-07-20
    Routledge

  • European Wood-pastures in Transition

    A Social-ecological Approach

    Edited by Tibor Hartel, Tobias Plieninger

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions.…

    Hardback – 2014-06-24
    Routledge

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