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Title Greening cities : forms and functions / Puay Yok Tan, Chi Yung Jim, editors.
Imprint Singapore : Springer, 2017.

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Series Advances in 21st century human settlements, 2198-2546
Advances in 21st century human settlements.
Subject City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Urban parks.
Urban ecology (Biology)
Alt Name Tan, Puay Yok,
Jim, Chi-yung,
Description 1 online resource (xix, 372 pages) : color illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From the Contents: Introduction -- Urban greenery and urban ecosystems -- greening of cities through an ecological lens -- Evolving paradigms in the history of greening cities -- Urban greenery as multi-functional green infrastructure -- High-rise greening -- greening the city through its buildings.
Summary This book offers an overview of recent scientific and professional literature on urban greening and urban ecology, focusing on diverse disciplines such as landscape architecture, geography, urban ecology, urban climatology, biodiversity conservation, urban governance, architecture and urban hydrology. It includes contributions in which academics, public policy experts and practitioners share their considerable knowledge on the multi-faceted aspects of greening cities. The book is organized in three main parts: concepts, functions and forms of urban greening. The first part examines the historical roots of greening cities and how the burgeoning field of urban ecology can contribute useful principles and strategies to guide the planning, design and management of urban greening. The second part shifts the focus to the diverse range of services - the functions - provided by urban greening, such as those related to urban climate, urban biodiversity, human health, and community building. The final part explores conventional, often neglected, but important forms of urban greenery such as urban woodlands and urban farms, as well as relatively recent forms of urban greenery like those integrated with buildings and waterways. It offers a ready reference resource for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to grasp the critical issues and trigger further studies and applications in the quest for high-performance green cities.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 11, 2017).
ISBN 9789811041136 (electronic bk.)
981104113X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-981-10-4113-6
OCLC # 980875027
Additional Format Print version: Greening cities. Singapore : Springer, 2017 9811041113 9789811041112 (OCoLC)972431889

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