Urban Nature Conservation: Landscape Management in the Urban Countryside

Urban Nature Conservation: Landscape Management in the Urban Countryside

by Stephen Forbes, Tony Kendle

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Overview

Urban nature conservation is a field that has grown rapidly in importance over the past 20 years and will continue to do so in the coming years as landscape ecology and greenspace planning become established disciplines. A widespread concern and interest in the wild plants and animal life found in urban areas now influences the policies and practices of land management organizations. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. It will assist professionals in formulating strategic management policies that integrate urban nature conservation into the wider context of landscape management and urban planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135154189
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction. The urban estate and the 'urban countryside'. The urban environment and urban species. The history and development of ecological landscape styles. The objectives of urban nature conservation. Landscape ecology and landscape planning in the urban countryside. Ecological restoration and habitat creation. Restoration and creation of the main biome types. Strategic management issues in the urban countryside. Conclusion. Index.

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