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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


Summary

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/9780199563562.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section has provided an overview of the basic physical elements of urban ecosystems: climate, water, and soil. It has discussed the impact of human activities on these elements and how they are ... More


The importance of wooded urban green areas for breeding birds: a case study from Northern Finland

Jukka Jokimäki, Marja-Liisa Kaisanlahti-Jokimäki, and Pilar Carbó-Ramírez

in Avian Urban Ecology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter analyses the impact of urban wooded green areas on assemblages of breeding birds, using case data from the town of Rovaniemi in northern Finland. It shows that breeding populations are ... More


Urban Ecology and Human Health

Konstantinos Tzoulas and Kim Greening

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/9780199563562.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Contact with nature is a determinant of health. In order to promote the health benefits of contact with nature in cities the design, management, and maintenance of urban green space require ... More


Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments

William G. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226901459
eISBN:
9780226901473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226901473.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, an understanding of the context, mechanisms, and consequences of city and suburban environments becomes more critical. Without a sense of what open spaces ... More


The Nature of May Day: Green Space and Working-Class Chicago

Colin Fisher

in Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619958
eISBN:
9781469619972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619958.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes how workers used rural and wild landscapes as well as urban green spaces to forge community and to make a working class. These laborers typically used these spaces to imagine a ... More


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