Ecosystem Services Come To Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature
Greening our Cities: Are we doing enough, or do we need a law for landscaping? – FLJ Media
Why is it important? As society became more urbanised through the 20th century, the continuing exploitation of natural resources seemed unrelated to the everyday needs of clean air, water, food, power and transport. So, are government intervention, and regulation and legislation necessary for the greening of our cities to be reality? He adds that the Landscape Institute has done great work around the green infrastructure, along with the Green Building Council, and the Royal Horticultural Society.
There has to be a major shift in thinking, which is probably down to awareness of the research being done about the importance of human interaction with nature, and its effects on wellbeing and health. And the implications of that in the future. So that it can be taken seriously.
What more can we do? How does the plant trap pollution? And how does it do that? We need to do it step by step and take the scientists with us. References: Green Infrastructure. An integrated approach to land use. Landscape Institute Position Statement. Landscape Institute.
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Too "The most important objective in the management of the environment must the the maintenance of biodiversity and the habitats that support it, because without this we cannot survive. Too many books on urban design focus on solar power, alternative transportation, energy efficient buildings, zero waste and other buzz words but leave out the rest including habitat and plants. This history includes the affect of agriculture on the population and how it eventually gave rise to ancient cities. This is followed by the rise of civilization and the changing and expanding cities leading up to modern cities.
Ecosystem Services Come to Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature
Grant touches on many topics which affect modern cities including railways, rapid growth, health, planning and transportation. Also highlighted are many of the issues which we currently face including habitat loss and fragmentation, how cities impact the hydrological cycle, pollution, heat island affect, light pollution and even the materials we use. The book then offers a look at ecology and a fascinating history of who, when, where and how cities started to change by recognizing the importance of urban ecology. Grant discusses the fascinating move from nature having a place in the city, then being moved out of the city, and finally coming back.
In fact many topics in this book have their own books such as green walls and green roofs.
I love this book, it may seem at first to fall into a large pool of books about urban greening, but it really stands alone in covering topics that actually and literally green the city. Grant brings together a complete picture of cities, what challenges we face and many proven methods we can employ to increase our biodiversity in cities. Colin Brennan marked it as to-read Nov 29, Bridget marked it as to-read Mar 06, Anne marked it as to-read Apr 02, Kc Mcferson marked it as to-read Aug 30, Lewis marked it as to-read Aug 31, Niko marked it as to-read Apr 13, Sheridan Blunt added it May 23, Marianne Kynde is currently reading it Sep 07, Corey Buttry marked it as to-read Oct 01, Staci Haber marked it as to-read Aug 08, Thongxhuan marked it as to-read Nov 19,