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Conservation for Cities

How to Plan and Build Natural Infrastructure

  • Robert I. McDonald
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About this book

Introduction

With this book, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects. It's time to think differently about cities and nature. More people than ever live in cities, and all of this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we're going to create livable urban places. 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 about how to use natural infrastructure to create communities that are more resilient and livable.

Keywords

green infrastructure climate change urban design stormwater Landscape

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert I. McDonald
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  1. 1.The Nature ConservancyWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-523-6
  • Copyright Information Robert I. McDonald 2015
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-59726-644-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-523-6
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