Urban Forests Trees And Greenspace

Author: L. Anders Sandberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113468763X
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Urban Forests Trees And Greenspace from the Author: L. Anders Sandberg. Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and forests through three themes: human agency in urban forests and greenspace; arboreal and greenspace agency in the urban landscape; and actions and interventions in the urban forest. Contributors include leading authorities from North America and Europe from a range of disciplines, including forestry, ecology, geography, landscape design, municipal planning, environmental policy and environmental history.

Urban Forests And Trees

Author: Cecil C. Konijnendijk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540251262
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Urban Forests And Trees from the Author: Cecil C. Konijnendijk. This book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees and forests in and near urban areas. The disciplinary background of the authors is varied, ranging from forestry and horticulture to landscape ecology, landscape architecture and even plant pathology. The first chapters in the first part of the book deal with the concept, history, chapter deal with the form, function and benefits and functions of urban forests and urban trees. , after which These are followed by second part the chapters in the second partthat focus on the more strategic aspects of accommodating the demands of the urban population, including policies, design, public participation and partnerships. In the third part the reader will find chapters on . But main emphasis is given to the establishment and selection of trees for urban uses, as well as information on growing conditions specific for urban areas. Part four deals with the management of urban forests and trees, including the use of information in management and a chapter on an overview of arboricultural practices. TFinally the book concludes with three chapters that providinge an overview of research and education in the field as well as shed someding light on the future perspectives for planning and managing urban forests and trees.

Urban Forestry

Author: Robert W. Miller
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577665106
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Urban Forestry from the Author: Robert W. Miller. "Trees and related vegetation have long been planted in cities for a variety of reasons. From trees with special religious significance in ancient temples to trees captured in planters adjacent to our newest office buildings, we have sought to accompany our urban lives with some representation of nature. During the past few decades, individuals and society have placed a much greater emphasis on urban vegetation. As cities become larger and more complex, trees may exist in them through careful design, through poor design, or by accident. Urban Forestry addresses how to carefully and successfully plan for and manage vegetation as part of an urban ecosystem. This edition provides information on all aspects of the field, including the history and uses of urban vegetation, appraisal and inventories, the planning process, and management and maintenance. Concepts are elucidated throughout the text with numerous photos, tables, line drawings, graphs, and charts. The nine appendices add to the book's usefulness for both students and professionals."--Publisher's website.

Ecology Planning And Management Of Urban Forests

Author: Margaret M. Carreiro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387714251
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Ecology Planning And Management Of Urban Forests from the Author: Margaret M. Carreiro. Trees and vegetation in cities aren’t just there to make the place look pretty. They have an important ecological function. This book contains studies and perspectives on urban forests from a broad array of basic and applied scientific disciplines including ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, plant community ecology, geography, and social science. The book includes contributions from experts around the world, allowing the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental, and socio-political contexts.

Handbook Of Cities And The Environment

Author: Kevin Archer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784712264
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Handbook Of Cities And The Environment from the Author: Kevin Archer. With an ever-growing majority of the world's human population living in city spaces, the relationship between cities and nature will be one of the key environmental issues of the 21st Century. This book brings together a diverse set of authors to explore the various aspects of this relationship both theoretically and empirically. Rather than considering cities as wholly separate from nature, a running theme throughout the book is that cities, and city dwellers, should be characterized as intrinsic in the creation of specifically urban-generated ‘socio-natures’.

Routledge Handbook Of Urban Forestry

Author: Francesco Ferrini
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131723703X
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Routledge Handbook Of Urban Forestry from the Author: Francesco Ferrini. More than half the world's population now lives in cities. Creating sustainable, healthy and aesthetic urban environments is therefore a major policy goal and research agenda. This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry. It describes the multiple roles and benefits of urban green areas in general and the specific role of trees, including for issues such as air quality, human well-being and stormwater management. It reviews the various stresses experienced by trees in cities and tolerance mechanisms, as well as cultural techniques for either pre-conditioning or alleviating stress after planting. It sets out sound planning, design, species selection, establishment and management of urban trees. It shows that close interactions with the local urban communities who benefit from trees are key to success. By drawing upon international state-of-art knowledge on arboriculture and urban forestry, the book provides a definitive overview of the field and is an essential reference text for students, researchers and practitioners.

Urban Forests

Author: J. Blum
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1771884266
Size: 67.28 MB
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Urban Forests from the Author: J. Blum. This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This new research compendium focuses on urban forestry research and management, while also considering the sociological and community aspects. The book looks at the benefits of urban forests with respect to urban sustainability and human health; issues related to expanding the urban tree canopy; managing urban forests in a community context; and improving our understanding of urban forests through research and practice.

Urban Tree Management

Author: Andreas Roloff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118954580
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Urban Tree Management from the Author: Andreas Roloff. Urban tree management is the key basis for greener cities of the future. It is a practical discipline which includes tree selection, planting, care and protection and the overall management of trees as a collective resource. Urban Tree Management aims to raise awareness for the positive impacts and benefits of city trees and for their importance to city dwellers. It describes their advantages and details their effects on quality of urban life and well-being – aspects that are increasingly important in these times of progressing urbanisation. With this book you will learn: - fundamentals, methods and tools of urban tree management - state of the art in the fields of urban forestry and tree biology - positive effects and uses of urban trees - features, requirements and selection criteria for urban trees - conditions and problems of urban trees - governance and management aspects - environmental education programs. Edited by the leading expert Dr Andreas Roloff, Urban Tree Management is an excellent resource for plant scientists, horticulturists, dendrologists, arborists and arboriculturists, forestry scientists, city planners, parks department specialists and landscape architects. It will be an essential addition to all students and libraries where such subjects are taught. About the editor Dr Andreas Roloff is Chair of Forest Botany, Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He is the author/editor of other Wiley publications: EnzyklopĂ€die der HolzgewĂ€chse (Encyclopedia of Woody Plants), BĂ€ume Nordamerikas (North American Trees), BĂ€ume Mitteleuropas (Trees in Central Europe), BĂ€ume: Lexikon der Praktischen Baumbiologie, (Trees: Encyclopedia of Applied Tree Biology).

Forests Trees And Human Health

Author: Kjell Nilsson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048198061
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Forests Trees And Human Health from the Author: Kjell Nilsson. The link between modern lifestyles and increasing levels of chronic heart disease, obesity, stress and poor mental health is a concern across the world. The cost of dealing with these conditions places a large burden on national public health budgets so that policymakers are increasingly looking at prevention as a cost-effective alternative to medical treatment. Attention is turning towards interactions between the environment and lifestyles. Exploring the relationships between health, natural environments in general, and forests in particular, this groundbreaking book is the outcome of the European Union’s COST Action E39 ‘Forests, Trees and Human Health and Wellbeing’, and draws together work carried out over four years by scientists from 25 countries working in the fields of forestry, health, environment and social sciences. While the focus is primarily on health priorities defined within Europe, this volume explicitly draws also on research from North America.

The Routledge Companion To Landscape Studies

Author: Peter Howard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415684609
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The Routledge Companion To Landscape Studies from the Author: Peter Howard. Landscape is a vital, synergistic concept which opens up ways of thinking about many of the problems which beset our contemporary world, such as climate change, social alienation, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and destruction of heritage. As a concept, landscape does not respect disciplinary boundaries. Indeed, many academic disciplines have found the concept so important, it has been used as a qualifier that delineates whole sub-disciplines: landscape ecology, landscape planning, landscape archaeology, and so forth. In other cases, landscape studies progress under a broader banner, such as heritage studies or cultural geography. Yet it does not always mean the same thing in all of these contexts. The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies offers the first comprehensive attempt to explore research directions into the many uses and meanings of 'landscape'. The Companion contains thirty-nine original contributions from leading scholars within the field, which have been divided into four parts: Experiencing Landscape; Landscape Culture and Heritage; Landscape, Society and Justice; and Design and Planning for Landscape. Topics covered range from phenomenological approaches to landscape, to the consideration of landscape as a repository of human culture; from ideas of identity and belonging, to issues of power and hegemony; and from discussions of participatory planning and design to the call for new imaginaries in a time of global and environmental crisis. Each contribution explores the future development of different conceptual and theoretical approaches, as well as recent empirical contributions to knowledge and understanding. Collectively, they encourage dialogue across disciplinary barriers and reflection upon the implications of research findings for local, national and international policy in relation to landscape. This Companion provides up-to-date critical reviews of state of the art perspectives across this multifaceted field, embracing disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, geography, landscape planning, landscape architecture, countryside management, forestry, heritage studies, ecology, and fine art. It serves as an invaluable point of reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students alike, engaging in the field of landscape studies.