Cities and Nature

Cities and Nature

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Cities and towns across the United States are making concerted efforts to restore nature and increase green space as a means of community renewal and downtown revitalization. For local government the goals are twofold: to provide an enhanced cityscape that brings residents back to the downtown to live, work and play; and to bring in tourists and further private investment. The result is revitalized areas that provide an enhanced quality of life for residents and visitors alike. This work brings together essays from more than 50 experts throughout the United States, providing a wide-ranging view of the cities-and-nature efforts that exist throughout the country. Creation, protection, preservation and restoration projects are fully covered. Divided into three sections--cities and nature, best practices, and the future--these case studies come from cities across the nation. Differing geographically, politically and culturally, these cities offer a variety of ideas and inspirations while sharing a commitment to an urban environment enhanced by natural beauty. Regional and national resource directories are also included.In 1992, Metro published A Guidebook far Maintaining and Enhancing Greater Portlanda#39;s Special Sense of Place (Ribe, 1992), crafted by a team from the University of Oregona#39;s School of Landscape Architecture. The study reprinted Mumforda#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Cities and Nature
Author:Roger L. Kemp
Publisher:McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub - 2006


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