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Main Title Urban Landscapes Environmental Networks and Quality of Life / [electronic resource] :
Author Sargolini, Massimo.
Publisher Springer Milan : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2013
Call Number GE196
ISBN 9788847028807
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Quality of Life. ; Regional planning. ; Architecture. ; Sustainable development. ; Quality of Life--Research.
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Collation XXIII, 177 p. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Introduction -- Part I The City and Nature: Ecology vs Aesthetics. Bios, Techne, Logos. Environmental and Landscape Quality. The City Under Transformation and the City in Crisis. Metabolization of the Changes. Waste Spaces: Disused, Residual, and Degraded Areas. Smart Communities. A Changing Vision (Alternative Scenarios). Urban and Territorial Regeneration Programs. Environmental Networks and Greening the City. Environmental Networks and the Shape of the City. Different Spatial Relationship Scales. New Instruments and Support Systems for Decision Making -- Part II Case Study - the Adriatic City: Interdisciplinary Studies for an Integrated View: Issues of Identity, Expectations, and Networks. Economics, Ecosystem Services, Sustainability, and Renewable Energy Systems. Environmental Quality. . Today, more than 50% of the world's population lives in cities and is subject to particular environmental and economic impacts against the backdrop of an evolving planetary crisis. This book explores the intimate relationship between the quality of life of city dwellers and the quality of urban landscapes, including those regenerated through green spaces and environmental networks. Starting from the concept of "landscape" as defined by the European Landscape Convention (i.e. "an area, perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors"), it expands upon, in particular, the interactions between the different biotic and abiotic components that contribute to the quality of the landscape and the environment. In the first part of the book, the author examines fundamental concepts and discusses a variety of relevant topics, such as the city under transformation, waste spaces, smart communities, regeneration programs, the role of environmental networks, and new instruments for decision making. The second part is devoted to a case study of the Italian Adriatic city that highlights the need for interdisciplinary interaction among researchers in apparently disparate fields, including ecology, forest botany, chemistry, biology, geology, sociology, economics, architecture, and engineering.
Place Published Milano
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2013
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20130727064630
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03778nam a22004935i 45