The World's Urban Forests

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Beschreibung

The purpose of this book is to examine urban forests in cities around the world. It will ask questions about the history, composition, structure, and management of trees in urban areas. Data for this book was collected in 33 cities across broad geographical areas known as biomes. Constraints and opportunities imposed on urban forest composition, design, and management by the ecological characteristics of these biomes will be examined. The book will also address the cultural and historical factors that influenced the characteristics of urban forests around the world.

This book is the only book on this topic

It expands the regional view presented in current urban forest management texts to a world wide perspective

This book contains 85 hand drawn figures



Autorentext
Joe McBride is Emeritus Professor of Urban Forestry in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (see attached)

Inhalt

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Methods
Chapter 3: Biomes, Human Settlement, and the Selection of Cities

Biomes
Human Settlement in the World's Biomes
Chapter 4: History
Introduction
EarlyHumanSettlements
Urban Trees in Ancient Egypt
The Middle Ages in Europe
The Renaissance
The Enlightenment
The Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century
Chapter 5: Composition
Introduction
Overall Composition of the Urban Forest
Street and Boulevard Trees
Traffic Barriers
Parks
Greenbelts
Waste Areas
Water's Edge
Cemeteries
Freeways
Rooftop Gardens
Chapter 6: Design
Introduction
Trees Along Streets and Boulevards
New Delhi
Murmansk
Seattle and Other Cities
Tehran
Traffic Barriers
Small Parks
Large Parks
Housing Areas
Urban Greenbelts
Water's Edge
Cemeteries
Freeways
Rooftop Gardens
Chapter 7: Function
Introduction
Use of trees for air pollution reduction: Beijing and New York
Landslide Stabilization: Quito
Urban Orchards: Moscow and Tehran
Community Gardens: Moscow, New York, Seattle, Stockholm, and Tokyo
Storm Water Retention: Seattle, Phoenix, Jacksonville
Brownfield Reclamation: London
Forest Products: Seattle, Tehran, and Moscow
Chapter 8: Management
Introduction
Administrative Approaches
Urban Forest Management Problems
Special Management Activities
Alternative Approaches to Urban Forest Management
Chapter 9: Urban Forests, Biomes, and History
Introduction
Species Composition
Design
Function
Management
Conclusions
Chapter 10: The Future of the Urban Forest

Literature Cited

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Produktinformationen

Titel
The World's Urban Forests
Untertitel
History, Composition, Design, Function and Management
Autor
EAN
9783319848228
ISBN
3319848224
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Springer International Publishing
Genre
Kunst
Anzahl Seiten
276
Gewicht
423g
Größe
H235mm x B155mm x T14mm
Jahr
2018
Untertitel
Englisch
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