Ecology and Planning Beyond the City
By (author) Richard T. T. Forman
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Urban Regions by Richard T. T. Forman
Book DescriptionWith land planning, socioeconomics and natural systems as foundations, this book combines urban planning and ecological science in examining urban regions. Writing for graduate students, academic researchers, planners, conservationists and policy makers, and with the use of informative urban-region color maps, Richard Forman analyzes 38 urban regions from 32 nations, including London, Chicago, Ottawa, Brasilia, Cairo, Seoul, Bangkok, Canberra, and a major case study of the Greater Barcelona region. Alternative patterns of urbanization spread (including sprawl) are evaluated from the perspective of nature and people, stating land-use principles extracted from landscape ecology, transportation and hydrology. Good, bad and interesting spatial patterns for creating sustainable land mosaics are pinpointed, and urban regions are considered in broader contexts, from climate change to biodiversity loss, disasters and sense of place.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521670760
(247mm x 174mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard T. T. Forman
Human Ecology, Paperback (July 2016)
Human ecology is the study of the interrelationships between humans and their environment, drawing on diverse fields from biology and geography to sociology, engineering, and architecture. Frederick Steiner synthesizes these perspectives through the lens of landscape architecture.
Urban Ecology, Hardback (February 2014)
The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities.
Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes, Hardback (June 2009)
Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes is critical reading for ecologists, conservation biologists, and students alike.
Land Mosaics, Paperback (November 1995)» View all books by Richard T. T. Forman
An analysis and synthesis of the ecology of heterogeneous land areas.
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Author Biography - Richard T. T. Forman
Richard T. T. Forman is currently Harvard University's PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin and Rutgers University, is an AAAS Fellow and has received the Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence.
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