"The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology" by J. Morgan Grove

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities J. Morgan Grove, Mary Cadenasso, Steward T. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, William R. Burch, Laura A. Ogden

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
04 Apr 2017
ISBN:
9780300226973
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
256 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
10 color + 48 b-w illus.

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A leading-edge guide to thinking about and planning for twenty-first-century cities in all their social, political, and ecological complexity

The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world’s population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of future cities requires attention to such diverse issues as human migration, public health, economic restructuring, water supply, climate and sea-level change, and much more.
 
This important book draws on two decades of pioneering social and ecological studies in Baltimore to propose a new way to think about cities and their social, political, and ecological complexity that will apply in many different parts of the world. Readers will gain fresh perspectives on how to study, build, and manage cities in innovative and sustainable ways.

J. Morgan Grove is research social scientist at the Baltimore Field Station, USDA Forest Service. Mary L. Cadenasso is professor of ecology, University of California, Davis. Steward T. A. Pickett is distinguished senior scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Gary E. Machlis is professor of environmental sustainability, Clemson University. William R. Burch, Jr., is professor emeritus of natural resource management, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.