Ecology of Cities and Towns

Ecology of Cities and Towns

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The unprecedented growth of cities and towns around the world, coupled with the unknown effects of global change, has created an urgent need to increase ecological understanding of human settlements, in order to develop inhabitable, sustainable cities and towns in the future. Although there is a wealth of knowledge regarding the understanding of human organisation and behaviour, there is comparably little information available regarding the ecology of cities and towns. This book brings together leading scientists, landscape designers and planners from developed and developing countries around the world, to explore how urban ecological research has been undertaken to date, what has been learnt, where there are gaps in knowledge, and what the future challenges and opportunities are.2a#39;3 Homogeneity of urban biotopes and similarity of landscape design language in former colonial cities MARIA E. IGNATIEVA AND ... In the nineteenth century the settlers made themselves at home in these new lands by making it like home. They used European plants and animals and tools of industrial civilisation to transform the countryside with a speed and ... Changing the land was not an event but a process characterised by a set of actions that created a suite of landscapes.

Title:Ecology of Cities and Towns
Author: Mark J. McDonnell, Amy K. Hahs, Jürgen H. Breuste
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-06-25

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