About this book
This book shows what role nature can play in a city and how this can make it a better place for people to live. People, planners, designers and politicians are working towards the development of green cities. Some cities are already promoted as green cities, while others are on their way to become one. But their goals are often unclear and can include different facets.
Presenting contributions from world leading researchers in the field of urban ecology, the editors provide an interdisciplinary overview of best practices and challenges in creating green cities. They show examples of how to build up these cities from bits and pieces to districts and urban extensions. Each example concludes with a summary of the collected knowledge, the learning points and how this can be used in other places. The best practices are collected from around the world – Europe, Australia, America and Asia. The new dynamic urban development of Asia is illustrated by case studies from China and the Indian subcontinent.
The reader will learn which role nature can play in green cities and what the basic requirements are in terms of culture, pre-existing nature conditions, existing urban surroundings, history, design and planning.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Making Green Cities
- Book Subtitle Concepts, Challenges and Practice
- Series Title Cities and Nature
- Series Abbreviated Title Cities and Nature
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37716-8
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37715-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37718-2
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37716-8
- Series ISSN 2520-8306
- Series E-ISSN 2520-8314
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages IX, 532
- Number of Illustrations 72 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns)
Sustainable Architecture/Green Buildings
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