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Main Title Urban regions : ecology and planning beyond the city /
Author Forman, Richard T. T.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 166382273
ISBN 9780521854467; 0521854466; 9780521670760; 0521670764
Subjects Regional planning ; City planning ; Urban policy ; Landscape protection ; Landscape ecology ; Urbanization ; urban areas ; land use ; urban environment ; sustainability ; case studies ; Aménagement du territoire ; Politique urbaine ; Protection du paysage ; Ecologie ; Urbanisme ; Utilisation du sol ; Etudes de cas ; Analyse comparative ; Pays développš ; Pays en développement ; Stadtgrèun ; Stadtèokologie ; Stadtregion ; Megastadt ; Urban politik ; Stadsplanering ; Regionplanering ; Stadssociologi ; Landskapsvêard
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ESAM  HT391.F67 2008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/21/2019
Collation xxii, 408 pages, [43] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-379) and index.
Contents Notes
Regions and land mosaics -- Planning land -- Economic dimensions and socio-cultural patterns -- Natural systems and greenspaces -- Thirty-eight urban regions -- Nature, food, and water -- Built systems, built areas, and whole regions -- Urbanization models and the regions -- Basic principles for molding land mosaics -- The Barcelona Region's land mosaic -- Gathering the pieces -- Big pictures. "Natural systems and their human uses are of central importance in urban regions, where diverse greenspaces and built spaces of essentially value spatially intertwine. With land planning, socioeconomics, and natural systems as foundations, this book combines urban planning and ecological science in examining urban regions. Writing for graduate students, academic researchers, planners, conservationists, and policy makers, and with the use of informative urban-region color maps, Richard Forman compares 38 urban regions from 32 nations, including London, Chicago, Ottawa, Brasilia, Cairo, Beijing, Bangkok, Canberra, and a major case study of the Greater Barcelona Region. Alternative patterns of urbanization spread (including sprawl) are evaluated from the perspective of nature and people, and land-use principles extracted from landscape ecology, transportation, and hydrology are stated. Good, bad, and interesting spatial patterns for creating sustainable land mosaics are pinpointed, and urban regions are considered in broader contexts, from climate change to biodiversity loss, disasters, and sense of place."--Jacket.