The Resource Biophilic cities : integrating nature into urban design and planning, Timothy Beatley, (ebook)

Biophilic cities : integrating nature into urban design and planning, Timothy Beatley, (ebook)

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Biophilic cities : integrating nature into urban design and planning
Title
Biophilic cities
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integrating nature into urban design and planning
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Timothy Beatley
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eng
Summary
Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the "greening" of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, they are not enough, says Beatley. We must remember that human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban future must place its focus squarely on nature, on the presence, conservation, and celebration of the actual green features and natural life forms. A biophilic city is more than simply a biodiverse city, says Beatley. It is a place that learns from nature and emulates natural systems, incorporates natural forms and images into its buildings and cityscapes, and designs and plans in conjunction with nature. A biophilic city cherishes the natural features that already exist but also works to restore and repair what has been lost or degraded. In Biophilic Cities Beatley not only outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, but provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements--from the building to the regional level--around the world. From urban ecological networks and connected systems of urban greenspace, to green rooftops and green walls and sidewalk gardens, Beatley reviews the emerging practice of biophilic urban design and planning, and tells many compelling stories of individuals and groups working hard to transform cities from grey and lifeless to green and biodiverse
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Midwest
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1957-
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Beatley, Timothy
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307.1/216
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • City planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Human ecology
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
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adult
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Biophilic cities : integrating nature into urban design and planning, Timothy Beatley, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9781597269865
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11447153
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remote
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11447153
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MWT11447153
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Biophilic cities : integrating nature into urban design and planning, Timothy Beatley, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781597269865
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11447153
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11447153
System control number
MWT11447153
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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