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Title Urban biodiversity and design / edited by Norbert Müller, Peter Werner & John G. Kelcey
Published Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 626 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Conservation science and practice series ; no. 7
Conservation science and practice series ; no. 7
Contents Front Matter -- Introduction. Urban Biodiversity and the Case for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity in Towns and Cities / Norbert Müller, Peter Werner -- Fundamentals of Urban Biodiversity -- Biodiversity of Urban-Industrial Areas and its Evaluation-A Critical Review / Rüdiger Wittig -- Cultural Aspects of Urban Biodiversity / Andy Millard -- Social Aspects of Urban Biodiversity-An Overview / Sarel Cilliers -- Urban Biodiversity and Climate Change / David J. Nowak -- Design and Future of Urban Biodiversity / Maria Ignatieva -- Urban Patterns and Biological Diversity: A Review / Peter Werner, Rudolf Zahner -- History and Development of Urban Biodiversity -- Urban Flora: Historic, Contemporary and Future Trends / Philip James -- Environmental History and Urban Colonizations from an Avian Perspective / Timo Vuorisalo -- Constraints of Urbanization on Vegetation Dynamics in a Growing City: A Chronological Framework in Rennes (France) / Vincent Pellissier, Françoise Roze, Phillipe Clergeau -- Most Frequently Occurring Vascular Plants and the Role of Non-Native Species in Urban Areas-A Comparison of Selected Cities in the Old and the New Worlds / Norbert Müller -- Factors Influencing Non-Native Tree Species Distribution in Urban Landscapes / Wayne C. Zipperer -- Analysis and Evaluation of Biodiversity in Cities -- Towards an Automated Update of Urban Biotope Maps Using Remote Sensing Data: What is Possible? / Mathias Bochow, Theres Peisker, Sigrid Roessner, Karl Segl, Hermann Kaufmann -- Analysis of the Planted and Spontaneous Vegetation at Selected Open Spaces in Apipucos District of Recife, Brazil / Dietmar Sattler, Simone Schmidt, Marccus Vinicius da Silva Alves -- Multivariate Approaches to the Study of Urban Biodiversity and Vegetation: An Example from a Southern Temperate Colonial City, Christchurch, New Zealand / Glenn H Stewart, Maria Ignatieva, Colin D. Meurk -- The Biodiversity of Historic Domestic Gardens-A Study in the Wilhelminian Quarter of Erfurt (Germany) / Norbert Müller -- Old Masonry Walls as Ruderal Habitats for Biodiversity Conservation and Enhancement in Urban Hong Kong / C.Y. Jim -- Green Roofs-Urban Habitats for Ground-Nesting Birds and Plants / Nathalie Baumann, Friederike Kasten -- South Atlantic Tourist Resorts: Predictors for Changes Induced by Afforestation / Ana Faggi, Pablo Perepelizin, Jose R. Dadon -- Social Integration and Education for Biodiversity -- Urban Green Spaces: Natural and Accessible? The Case of Greater Manchester, UK / Aleksandra Kazmierczak, Richard Armitage, Philip James -- Urban Wastelands-A Chance for Biodiversity in Cities? Ecological Aspects, Social Perceptions and Acceptance of Wilderness by Residents / Juliane Mathey, Dieter Rink -- Perception of Biodiversity-The Impact of School Gardening / Dorothee Benkowitz, Karlheinz Köhler -- Landscape Design and Children's Participation in a Japanese Primary School-Planning Process of School Biotope for 5 Years / Keitaro Ito, Ingunn Fjortoft, Tohru Manabe, Kentaro Masuda, Mahito Kamada, Katsunori Fujiwara -- Attracting Interest in Urban Biodiversity with Bird Studies in Italy / Marco Dinetti -- Allotment Gardens as Part of Urban Green Infrastructure: Actual Trends and Perspectives in Central Europe / Jürgen H Breuste -- Conservation, Restoration and Design for Biodiversity. Integration of Natural Vegetation in Urban Design-Information, Personal Determination and Commitment / Clas Florgård -- Prospects of Biodiversity in the Mega-City of Karachi, Pakistan: Potentials, Constraints and Implications / Salman Qureshi, Jürgen H Breuste -- Potential of Biodiversity and Recreation in Shrinking Cities: Contextualization and Operationalization / Dagmar Haase, Sophie Schetke -- Near-Natural Restoration Strategies in Post-Mining Landscapes / Anita Kirmer, Sabine Tischew -- Restoration and Design of Calcareous Grasslands in Urban and Suburban Areas: Examples from the Munich Plain / Christine Joas, Johannes Gñdinger, Klaus Wiesinger, Rüdiger Haase, Kathrin Kiehl -- Contribution of Landscape Design to Changing Urban Climate Conditions / Katrin Hagen, Richard Stiles -- Economics and the Convention on Biodiversity: Financial Incentives for Encouraging Biodiversity in Nagoya / Ryo Kohsaka -- Conclusions -- Index
Summary With the continual growth of the world's urban population, biodiversity in towns and cities will play a critical role in global biodiversity. This is the first book to provide an overview of international developments in urban biodiversity and sustainable design. It brings together the views, experiences and expertise of leading scientists and designers from the industrialised and pre-industrialised countries from around the world. The contributors explore the biological, cultural and social values of urban biodiversity, including methods for assessing and evaluating urban biodiversity, social
Analysis Cities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biodiversity.
Urban ecology (Biology)
Form Electronic book
Author Kelcey, John G.
Müller, Norbert, 1951-
Werner, Peter, 1953-
Zoological Society of London.
ISBN 1444318659
1444318667 (electronic bk.)
9781444318661 (electronic bk.)