Conservation for Cities

Conservation for Cities

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It's time to think differently about cities and nature. More people than ever live in cities, and all of this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we're going to create livable urban places. With qConservation for Cities, q Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects. After presenting a broad approach to incorporating natural infrastructure priorities into urban planning, he focuses each following chapter on a specific ecosystem service. He describes a wide variety of benefits, and helps practitioners answer fundamental questions about how to use natural infrastructure to create communities that are more resilient and livable.See Transfer of development rights TEEB Manual for Cities (TEEB), 25, 33 Temperate beach profiles, 108, 109f Temporal scope, ... 66 Urbanization, 237, 240a€“241 US Army Corps of Engineers, 190 US Forest Service, 132 Use value method, 190a€“191, 191t User fees, ... 191 Walkscore, 183t, 185, 186f Washington, DC, 65a€“68, 81, 82a€“83, 86, 136 Waste heat, 128 Water funds, 44a€“45 Water retention, 47t, anbsp;...

Title:Conservation for Cities
Author:Robert I. McDonald
Publisher:Island Press - 2015-08-13


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