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CONSERVATION FOR CITIES: HOW TO PLAN AND BUILD NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE. Robert I. McDonald. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2015. 276 pp. with 18 ills. 24 x 17 cm. LC 2014-958640 ISBN 9781610915212 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 166598. Publisher's description: It's time to think differently about cities and nature. Understanding how to better connect our cities with the benefits nature provides will be increasingly important as people migrate to cities and flourish in them. All this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we're going to be successful. Yet guidance on how to plan and implement projects to protect or restore natural infrastructure is often hard to come by. 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: What are the best ecosystem services to enhance in a particular city or neighborhood? How might planners best combine green and grey infrastructure to solve problems facing a city? What are the regulatory and policy tools that can help fund and implement projects?
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166597
Hardcover $60.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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