Book Volume 3 2013

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities


ISBN: 978-94-007-5340-2 (Print) 978-94-007-5341-9 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Ecology, Design, and Social Contexts: Disciplinary Voices and History

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-5

    2. Chapter

      Pages 7-28

      Ecology of the City as a Bridge to Urban Design

    3. Chapter

      Pages 29-46

      Three Tides: The Development and State of the Art of Urban Ecological Science

    4. Chapter

      Pages 47-61

      Social Dynamics and Sustainable Urban Design

    5. Chapter

      Pages 63-78

      Integral Urbanism: A Context for Urban Design

    6. Chapter

      Pages 79-98

      Landscape as Method and Medium for the Ecological Design of Cities

  3. Shared Conceptual Understanding: Four Themes for Bridging Ecology and Urban Design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-105

    2. Chapter

      Pages 107-129

      Ecological Heterogeneity in Urban Ecosystems: Reconceptualized Land Cover Models as a Bridge to Urban Design

    3. Chapter

      Pages 131-161

      Urban Patch Dynamics and Resilience: Three London Urban Design Ecologies

    4. Chapter

      Pages 163-182

      Eco-engineering for Water: From Soft to Hard and Back

    5. Chapter

      Pages 183-210

      Beyond Restoration and into Design: Hydrologic Alterations in Aridland Cities

    6. Chapter

      Pages 211-229

      Ecological Resilience as a Foundation for Urban Design and Sustainability

    7. Chapter

      Pages 231-252

      Slow, Moderate, Fast: Urban Adaptation and Change

    8. Chapter

      Pages 253-267

      Anchoring a Terrain: Landscape Beyond Urbanism

    9. Chapter

      Pages 269-287

      Storyline and Design: How Civic Stewardship Shapes Urban Design in New York City

    10. Chapter

      Pages 289-297

      Eco-Cities Without Ecology: Constructing Ideologies, Valuing Nature

  4. Bridging Ecology and Urban Design Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 299-300

    2. Chapter

      Pages 301-306

      Sponge City

    3. Chapter

      Pages 307-318

      Civic Space in Regional Frameworks: Resilient Approaches to Urban Design

    4. Chapter

      Pages 319-329

      Aesthetic Resilience

    5. Chapter

      Pages 331-336

      Anchoring Philadelphia

    6. Chapter

      Pages 337-345

      Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park Treatment Wetland: Integrated Strategies in Natural Treatment System Design

    7. Chapter

      Pages 347-354

      Just Ground: A Social Infrastructure for Urban Landscape Regeneration

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