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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


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


Tree Protection and Natural Area Preservation Strategies

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/9780520271104.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of conserving native trees and natural areas in order to maximize biodiversity. Strategies are listed for how residents in neighborhoods can manage trees and ... More


Urban Decision Makers

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/9780520271104.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses how the “greenness” of communities is the result of collective decisions made by citizens, developers, and policy makers. The dynamic interactions among all stakeholders play a ... More


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

Mark Hostetler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Biodiversity conservation is directly and indirectly related to how urban developments are designed and managed. People from all sectors of society are grappling with the issue of minimizing growth ... More


Building for Biodiversity: Accommodating People and Wildlife in Cities

Jon Sadler, Adam Bates, Rossa Donovan, and Stefan Bodnar

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/9780199563562.003.0034
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The intensification of land-use in towns and cities has increased the pressure on urban green infrastructure (e.g. relict habitats, parks, and gardens) and ecosystem services. Developing urban areas ... More


Landscaping and Individual Lots

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/9780520271104.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of creating and maintaining more natural landscapes within individual lots. A historical perspective of people's fascination with mowed lawns and the ways in ... More


Irrigation and Stormwater Treatment

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/9780520271104.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of stormwater treatment and creating water-efficient irrigation systems pertaining to the concept of low-impact development (LID). The benefits to water quality ... More


In Summary

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/9780520271104.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This summary highlights major points discussed throughout the book. To conserve biodiversity, a variety of people must be engaged in the creation and maintenance of a subdivision development. Policy ... More


Improving Community Engagement and Understanding

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/9780520271104.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of community engagement and understanding about how to properly manage homes, yards, and neighborhoods over the long term. Strategies are listed for how ... More


Certifying Green 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/9780520271104.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the various green certification programs and how they relate to biodiversity conservation. Often, green certification programs do not adequately address biodiversity. ... More


Building the Civilized Wild

Seth Magle

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes a day in the life of two urban biologists as they collect wildlife data around the city of Chicago, Illinois. The chapter also describes the formation of the young discipline ... More


Environmental Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions

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/9780520271104.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), which are legal documents that dictate how properties in a subdivision look and how they are managed. ... More


Trails, Sidewalks, and Common Areas

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/9780520271104.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of creating and maintaining a walkable neighborhood with common areas for people to gather. Strategies are listed for how residents can maintain and use private ... More


Parks: Nature in Public Spaces

Harini Nagendra

in Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

Publicly accessible forms of urban nature, the parks of Bengaluru act as a refuge for biodiversity, while simultaneously providing social spaces for people to exercise, relax, and socialize. Over ... More


Wildlife-Friendly Transportation Systems

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/9780520271104.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of designing and maintaining developments that permit the movement and dispersal of wildlife species. Strategies and examples are listed for how residents can ... More


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