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The Urban Garden City

Shaping the City with Gardens Through History

  • Provides illustrative examples of the changing shape and uses of urban gardens in Europe throughout history

  • Presents interdisciplinary approaches to gardens in cities

  • Explores the historical evolution of the various views society has attached to this form (nature, food supply, biodiversity) in the cityscape

Part of the book series: Cities and Nature (CITIES)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Places and People of Urban Gardens. Elements for an Introduction

    • Sandrine Glatron, Laurence Granchamp
    Pages 1-14
  3. Urban Gardens Under the Biodiversity Order

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99
    2. Community Gardens and Their Potential for Urban Biodiversity

      • Francesca Di Pietro, Lotfi Mehdi, Marion Brun, Céline Tanguay
      Pages 131-151
    3. Making Space for Disorder in the Garden: Developing Biophilia to Conciliate Aesthetics and Biodiversity

      • Mathilde Riboulot-Chetrit, Laurent Simon, Richard Raymond
      Pages 165-184
  4. How Gardens are Part of the Urban Landscape Policies and Practices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
    2. Urban Gardens in Greece: A New Way of Living in the City

      • Helene Haniotou, Eleni Dalipi
      Pages 245-268
  5. Gardening Collectively: What Potential Places and Space?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 269-269
    2. Urban Agriculture: From a Creative Disorder to New Arrangements in Rome

      • Beatrice Del Monte, Victoria Sachsé
      Pages 271-288

About this book

This book provides an extensive interdisciplinary overview of the role of gardens in cities throughout different historical periods. It shows that, thanks to various forms of spatial and social organisation, gardens are part of the material urban landscape, biodiversity, symbolic and social shape, and assets of our cities, and are increasingly becoming valued as an ‘order’ to follow. 
Gardens have long been part of the development of cities, serving different purposes through the ages: shaping neighborhoods to promote health or hygiene, introducing aesthetic or biological elements, gathering the citizens around a social purpose, and providing food and diversity in times of crisis. Highlighting examples that can serve as the basis for comparisons, the chapters offer a brief panorama of experiences and models of gardens in the city – in the European context and in various periods of history – while also discussing issues related to garden cities, urban agriculture and community gardens.
 
The contributors are university staff from various disciplines in the human and life sciences, in discourse with other academics but also with practitioners who are interested in experiences with urban gardens and in promoting an awareness of their spatial, social and ‘philosophical’ goals throughout history.
 
The book will appeal to urban geographers, sociologists and historians, but also to urban ecologists dealing with ecosystem services, biodiversity and sustainable development in cities. From a more operational standpoint, landscape planners and architects are sure to find many of the projects enlightening and inspirational.

Keywords

  • Collective Gardens
  • Inhabitant Uses
  • Biodiversity in Cities
  • Urban Landscapes in Europe
  • Anthropology and Sociology of Urban Areas
  • Moral and Aesthetic Values
  • urban geography and urbanism
  • historical geography
  • Environmental Geography

Editors and Affiliations

  • Laboratoire Dynamiques Européennes—DynamE, Université de Strasbourg/CNRS, Strasbourg, France

    Sandrine Glatron, Laurence Granchamp

About the editors

Sandrine Glatron works as a research scientist at the French National Center for Scienctific Research. She has been studying the representations that city dwellers make of their living environment and the nuisances attached to it (various forms of pollution and hazards) since the beginning of this century, in the french context (Strasbourg, Paris). 
She is also interested in the civic engagement of citizens in environmental causes as participating to new forms of governance. 

Laurence Granchamp is associated professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Strasbourg in France. Her research topics include citizen mobilization and the  mediation of climate change issues, and also on the dynamics of the relation between urbanization and agriculture in `Northern` and ´Southern` countries particularly Brasil and France, including urban-rural mobility, developments in family farming and how urban agriculture is implemented in strategies for the transition to sustainable cities. 
She has written multiple articles, chapters, and books on individuals' and households' concerns about climate change, sustainable development and urban agriculture. 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-72733-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)