In urban environments, perhaps more so than in any other setting, people and nature must coexist in close, and sometimes uncomfortable, proximity. With half of the world’s human population living in cities and a continued decline of biodiversity in the wider landscape, urban nature plays an increasingly important role in creating cities that are both ecologically and socially sustainable. However, understanding the value of urban green spaces as a resource requires an integration of several, rarely overlapping, approaches to evaluating and managing these places.
|Title of host publication||Dimensions of the Sustainable City|
|Editors||Mike Jenks, Colin Jones|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands|
|Number of pages||23|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-4020-8646-5, 978-1-4020-8645-8|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|