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GREEN WEDGE URBANISM: HISTORY, THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE. Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2017. 302 pp. with 102 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2016-53847 ISBN 9781474229180 In English.
Publisher's description: As towns and cities worldwide deal with fast-increasing land pressures, while also trying to promote more sustainable, connected communities, the creation of green spaces within urban areas is receiving greater attention than ever before. At the same time, the value of the 'green belt' as the most prominent model of green space planning is being widely questioned, and an array of alternative models are being proposed. This book explores one of those alternative models -- the 'green wedge', showing how this offers a successful model for integrating urban development and nature in existing and new towns and cities around the world. Green wedges, considered here as ducts of green space running from the countryside into the centre of a city or town, are not only making a comeback in urban planning, but they have a deeper history in the twentieth century than many expect -- a history that provides valuable insight and lessons in the employment of networked green spaces in city design and regional planning today.
Indexing: Western, Europe, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design — Urban Planning
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 175638
Hardcover $114.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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