The Resource Conservation for cities : how to plan & build natural infrastructure, Robert I. McDonald, (ebook)

Conservation for cities : how to plan & build natural infrastructure, Robert I. McDonald, (ebook)

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Conservation for cities : how to plan & build natural infrastructure
Title
Conservation for cities
Title remainder
how to plan & build natural infrastructure
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Robert I. McDonald
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eng
Summary
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? Finally, McDonald explains how to develop a cost-effective mix of grey and green infrastructure and offers targeted advice on quantifying the benefits. Written by one of The Nature Conservancy's lead scientists on cities and natural infrastructure, Conservation for Cities is a book that ecologists, planners, and landscape architects will turn to again and again as they plan and implement a wide variety of projects
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Midwest
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McDonald, Robert I
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307.76
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • City planning
  • Sustainable development
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adult
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Conservation for cities : how to plan & build natural infrastructure, Robert I. McDonald, (ebook)
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9781610915236
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11451041
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Conservation for cities : how to plan & build natural infrastructure, Robert I. McDonald, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781610915236
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11451041
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11451041
System control number
MWT11451041
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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