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Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

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This book unites the ideas, data and insights of ecologists and other scientists with those of urban designers, creating a dialog that helps to promote urban resilience. Offers strategies aimed at making today's urban environments more resilient.

The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today's urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world's population now residing in coastal urban zones, many of which are vulnerable both to floods originating inland and rising sea levels, making urban areas more robust in the face of environmental threats must be a policy ambition of the highest priority.

The complexity of urban areas results from their spatial heterogeneity, their intertwined material and energy fluxes, and the integration of social and natural processes. All of these features can be altered by intentional planning and design. The complex, integrated suite of urban structures and processes together affect the adaptive resilience of urban systems, but also presupposes that planners can intervene in positive ways. As examples accumulate of linkage between sustainability and building/landscape design, such as the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park and Toronto's Lower Don River area, this book unites the ideas, data, and insights of ecologists and related scientists with those of urban designers. It aims to integrate a formerly atomized dialog to help both disciplines promote urban resilience.

Communicates sound, up-to-date ecological principles to the urban design community to help improve the ecological function of designed and built landscapes

Identifies novel environmental research directions needed to support basic urban ecology as well as sustainable and resilient urban design

Articulates new criteria for assessing good ecological urban design while engaging the design imagination

Contributions by leading voices in the design and ecological communities

DedicationForeword. Richard T.T. FormanAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Developing a Metalogue: Ecology, Society and DesignS.T.A. Pickett, M.L. Cadenasso, and Brian P. McGrath Section I: Ecology, Design, and Social Contexts: Disciplinary Voices and History Chapter 1: Ecology of the City as a Bridge to Urban DesignS.T.A. Pickett, M.L. Cadenasso, and Brian P. McGrathChapter 2: Three Tides: The Development and State of the Art of Urban Ecological ScienceM.L. Cadenasso and S.T.A. PickettChapter 3: Social Dynamics and Sustainable Urban DesignChristopher G. BooneChapter 4: Integral Urbanism: A Context for Urban DesignNan EllinChapter 5: Landscape as Method and Medium for the Ecological Design of CitiesJoan Nassauer Section II. Shared Conceptual Understanding: Four Themes for Bridging Ecology and Urban Design Theme 1: Spatial Heterogeneity in Ecology and Urban Design Chapter 6: Ecological Heterogeneity in Urban Ecosystems: Reconceptualized Land Cover Models as a Bridge to Urban DesignM.L. Cadenasso, S.T.A. Pickett, Brian P. McGrath, and Victoria MarshallChapter 7: Urban Patch Dynamics and Resilience: Three London Urban Design EcologiesD. Grahame Shane Theme 2: Flux of Water in the Urban Realm Chapter 8: Eco-engineering for Water: From Soft to Hard & BackKelly ShannonChapter 9: Beyond Restoration and into Design: Hydrologic Alterations in Aridland CitiesElisabeth K. Larson, Stevan Earl, Elizabeth M. Hagen, Rebecca Hale, Hilairy Hartnett, Michelle McCrackin, Melissa McHale, and Nancy B. Grimm Theme 3: Resilience: Adaptation and Change in Urban Systems Chapter 10: Ecological Resilience as a Foundation for Urban Design and SustainabilityJianguo Wu and Tong WuChapter 11: Slow, Moderate, Fast: Urban Adaptation and ChangeBrian P. McGrath Theme 4: Social Actors and Agents of Urban Organization Chapter 12: Anchoring a Terrain: Landscapes beyond UrbanismDilip da CunhaChapter 13: Storyline and Design: How Civic Stewardship Shapes Urban Design in New York CityErika S. SvendsenChapter 14: Eco-cities without Ecology: Constructing Ideologies, Valuing NatureJulie Sze and Gerardo Gambirazzio Section III. Bridging Ecology and Urban Design Practice Chapter 15: Sponge CityIgnacio F. Bunster-OssaChapter 16: Civic Space in Regional Frameworks: Resilient Approaches to Urban DesignJill DesiminiChapter 17: Aesthetic ResilienceVictoria Marshall with Christina TagueChapter 18: Anchoring PhiladelphiaAnuradha Mathur and Dilip da CunhaChapter 19: Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park Treatment Wetland: Integrated Strategies in Natural Treatment System DesignKerry Rubin and Rowan Roderick-JonesChapter 20: Just Ground: A Social Infrastructure for Urban Landscape RegenerationJulie BargmannChapter 21: Ecological and Social Linkages in Urban Design Projects: A SynthesisJ. Morgan Grove Section IV. Urban Design in Expanded Disciplinary and Geographical Contexts Chapter 22: The Design Process as a Framework for Collaboration between Ecologists and DesignersAlexander J. FelsonChapter 23: Remixing Messages: A Call for Collaboration between Artists and ScientistsMary MissChapter 24: Landscape Urbanism: A North American PerspectiveAlissa North and Charles WaldheimChapter 25: Urbanism and Ecological RationalityPaola ViganòChapter 26: Bangkok: The Ecology and Design of an Aqua-CityDanai Thaitakoo, Brian McGrath, Suebsiri Srithanyarat, and Ying PalopakonChapter 27: Disturbanism in the South Pacific: Disturbance Ecology as a Basis for Urban Resilience in Small Island StatesRod Barnett and Jacqueline Margetts Section V. Moving Forward Chapter 28: The Ecology of the Metacity: Shaping the Dynamic, Patchy, Networked, and Adaptive Cities of the FutureS.T.A. Pickett, Brian P. McGrath, and M.L. CadenassoIndex.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design
Code EAN: 9789400753402
ISBN: 9400753403
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer Netherlands
nombre de pages: 528
Poids: 951g
Taille: H241mm x B160mm x T33mm
Année: 2013
Auflage: 2013

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