Ecosystem services come to town : greening cities by working with nature / by Gary Grant.
By: Grant, Gary.
Contributor(s): Wiley InterScience (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118387924; 1118387929; 9781118387870; 1118387872; 9781405195065; 1405195061.Subject(s): City planning -- Environmental aspects | Sustainable urban development | ARCHITECTURE -- Urban & Land Use Planning | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development | City planning -- Environmental aspects | Sustainable urban developmentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ecosystem services come to town.DDC classification: 711/.4 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Print version record.
Front Matter -- Introduction -- Origins of Cities -- Modern Cities -- Issues Facing Contemporary Cities -- Working with Nature -- Urban Nature -- Water and Cities -- City-wide Greening -- Greening Neighbourhoods and Buildings -- Conclusion -- Award Winning Projects from IHDC Website -- Useful Resources -- Notes and References -- Index -- Other Books Available from Wiley-Blackwell -- Keep up with Critical Fields.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development & ndash; even in the built environment. Ecosystem Services come to Town: greening cities by working with nature demonstrates how to make urban environments greener. It starts by explaining how, by mimicking nature and deliberately creating habitats to provide ecosystem services, citie.