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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Intellectual Challenges in the Ecology of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the historical connections between biophysical ecology and sociological approaches to urban ecology. This historical narrative lays the foundation for linking the study of ... More


The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This introductory chapter examines Baltimore as a key site for the development of a new approach to urban ecology: an ecology of cities. This approach is based on four propositions. First, the ... More


The History of Urban Ecology: An Ecologist’s Perspective

Mark J. McDonnell

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Urban ecology emerged as a sub-discipline of ecology in the early 1970s due, in part, to the fact that human impacts on the planet were becoming well documented and the growing size of human ... More


Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Jürgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy E. McIntyre (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book deals with urbanisation which is a global phenomenon that is increasingly challenging human society and ecosystems. It is therefore crucially important to ensure that the expansion of ... More


Urban Ecology—The Bigger Picture

Ian Douglas and Joe Ravetz

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter sets out a systems approach to the ‘human dimensions’ of urban ecology. Firstly, the chapter looks at four perspectives on urban ecology: as habitats in the city: as flows through the ... More


Introduction

Jürgen H. Breuste

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section introduces the concept of ecology in cities by describing the physical properties of urban areas that ‘set the scene’ for urban ecology. It consists of four chapters that discuss ... More


Urban Environments in Africa: A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Garth Myers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322917
eISBN:
9781447322931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322917.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book develops an interactionist urban political ecology approach to urban environments across Africa. Individual chapters focus on: analyzing the findings of planners and scholars on Africa’s ... More


Avian Conservation in Urban Environments: What do Ecologists Bring to the Table?

James R. Miller

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Many papers describing urban bird studies are published in journals that require authors to emphasize the practical implications of their work for practitioners. I analyzed a decade of papers to ... More


Summary

Nancy E. McIntyre

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section has revealed the unprecedented challenges (and opportunities) facing organisms due to humans and their constructions. It has shown that relative to the indigenous ‘background’ landscape, ... More


Introduction

Jari Niemelä, Jürgen Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy McIntyre

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book provides a foundation for a theory of urban ecology by analysing the ecological and socio-ecological patterns and process in urban landscapes. It looks into the complexities of urban ... More


Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Urban Ecology

Jari Niemelä, Jürgen Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy McIntyre

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0038
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book has shown that urban ecology is making considerable progress as a scientific discipline and has illustrated current research on how the urban landscape is affected by humans. It has also ... More


Cairo as Neoliberal Capital? From Walled City to Gated Communities

Eric Denis

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The new dimension of Cairo is marked by a flight of the urban elites made more visible by the de-densification of the urban center. Within this optic, the gated communities must appear as a ... More


Ecologies by Humans for Humans

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the potential of industrial and urban ecology to entwine humans and nature to achieve sustainability in ways that are respectful and ethical to both. Thinking about humans and ... More


From Forests to Cities: Effects of Urbanization on Tropical Birds

Ian MacGregor-Fors, Lorena Morales-Pérez, and Jorge E. Schondube

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Urban development modifies natural habitats by replacing their fundamental components with new ones, causing a loss of biodiversity. However, we know little about urbanization effects on birds in ... More


Why Build Biodiverse Communities?

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of conserving urban biodiversity. The construction and maintenance of urban communities affect natural resource consumption and impact surrounding natural areas. ... More


Introduction

Philip James

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section examines urban design, planning, and management by considering lessons from ecology. It discusses the challenges faced by urbanites in the early twenty-first century, how knowledge and ... More


Introduction

Rivke Jaffe

in Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190273583
eISBN:
9780190273620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190273583.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Social Movements and Social Change

The introduction sets out the scope of the book: to explore how urban inequalities and the socio-spatial fragmentation of Caribbean cities both reflect and reinforce divergent discourses and ... More


Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Alex Loftus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book develops a conversation between Marxist theories of everyday life and recent work in urban political ecology, arguing for a philosophy of praxis in relation to the politics of urban ... More


Urban ecological accounting: a new calculus for planning urban parks in the era of sustainability

Sarah Dooling

in The Future of Sustainable Cities: Critical Reflections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426673
eISBN:
9781447305545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426673.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The intersections of urban parks and homelessness are some of the most intractable challenges facing cities today. This chapter examines these intersections. While it is clear that homelessness and ... More


City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Lindsay K. Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book begins with the question of why PlaNYC2030—New York City’s municipal, long-term sustainability plan, launched during the Mayor Michael Bloomberg administration—had a robust urban forestry ... More


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