Luke McGuff (holyoutlaw) wrote,
Luke McGuff

Ecosystem Services Come to Town

Ecosystem Services Come to Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature
Gary Grant
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex and Ames, Iowa, 2012

This book would be a good introduction to the ecological problems of cities and to the proposed solutions of restoring ecological services.

It begins by summarizing the history of cities and how they came to be what they are today. It moves on to looking at various ways of improving the forest, watershed, and natural functions of cities. It would be a good introduction to these subjects, as it brings together many different threads and thoughts that I’ve encountered elsewhere. In fact, the nice wide margins and complete citation on the title page of every chapter make it practically designed to be made into PDFs by a professor for individual reading assignments.

Given the publisher and cost, I was expecting something more technical than it was, so having said all the above, I found it a little disappointing.

Mirrored from Nature Intrudes. Please comment over there.

Tags: ecosystem services, gary grant, review, urban design, urban restoration, urbanism, watersheds, wiley-blackwell

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