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Author Sandberg, L. Anders, 1953-

Title Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace : a Political Ecology Perspective
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (351 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Preface; 1 Introduction; PART 1 Human Agency in Urban Forests and Greenspace; 2 Urban Forests are Social Natures: Markets, Race, Class, and Gender in Relation to (Un)Just Urban Environments; 3 From Government to Governance: Contribution to the Political Ecology of Urban Forestry; 4 A Genealogy of Urban Forest Discourse in Flanders; 5 Institutions, Law, and the Political Ecology of Urban Forests: A Comparative Approach; 6 Manufacturing Green Consensus: Urban Greenspace Governance in Singapore
13 Queering the Urban Forest: Invasions, Mutualisms, and Eco-Political Creativity with the Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)14 The Thin End of the Green Wedge: Berlin's Planned and Unplanned Urban Landscapes; PART 3 Actions and Interventions in the Urban Forest; 15 "A Few Trees" in Gezi Park: Resisting the Spatial Politics of Neoliberalism in Turkey; 16 Constructing New York City's Urban Forest: The Politics and Governance of the MillionTreesNYC Campaign; 17 Reimagining Ecology in the City of Cape Town: Contemporary Urban Ecological Research and the Role of the African Centre for Cities
18 Cultivating Citizen Stewards: Lessons from Formal and Non-Formal Educators19 Learning and Acting through Participatory Landscape Planning: The Case of the Bräkne River Valley, Sweden; 20 Art, Enchantment, and the Urban Forest: A Step, a Stitch, a Sense of Self; Index
7 The Places of Trees in Honduras: Contributions of Public Spaces and SmallholdersPART 2 Arboreal and Greenspace Agency in the Urban Landscape; 8 (Urban) Places of Trees: Affective Embodiment, Politics, Identity, and Materiality; 9 Order and Disorder in the Urban Forest: A Foucauldian-Latourian Perspective; 10 Four Arboricultures of the Tokyo Metropolis: High and Low, West and East, From Edo to 2020; 11 The Unruly Tree: Stories from the Archives; 12 Seeking Citizenship: The Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) in Canada
Summary Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and forests through three themes: human agency in urban forests and greenspace; arboreal and greenspace agency in the urban landscape; and actions and interventions in the urban forest. Contributors include leading authorities from North America and Europe
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Subject City planning.
Urban forestry.
Urban landscape architecture.
City planning.
GARDENING -- Essays.
GARDENING -- Reference.
GARDENING -- Vegetables.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Horticulture.
Urban forestry.
Urban landscape architecture.
Form Electronic book
Author Bardekjian, Adrina.
Butt, Sadia.
ISBN 113468763X