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Conservation for Cities : How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure, Paperback / softback Book

Conservation for Cities : How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure Paperback / softback


Scientist Robert McDonald details fundamentals of how to integrate natural infrastructure with urban planning to create resilient and liveable cities.

It's time to think differently about cities and nature.

More people than ever live in cities, and all of this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we're going to create liveable urban places.

With Conservation for Cities, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects.

After presenting a broad approach to incorporating natural infrastructure priorities into urban planning, he focuses each following chapter on a specific ecosystem service.

He describes a wide variety of benefits, and helps practitioners answer fundamental questions about how to use natural infrastructure to create communities that are more resilient and liveable.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 280 pages, 28 photos, 2 tables
  • Publisher: Island Press
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  • Category: Sustainability
  • ISBN: 9781610915229

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