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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


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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