Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

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Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and forests through three themes: human agency in urban forests and greenspace; arboreal and greenspace agency in the urban landscape; and actions and interventions in the urban forest. Contributors include leading authorities from North America and Europe from a range of disciplines, including forestry, ecology, geography, landscape design, municipal planning, environmental policy and environmental history.of trees as well as the maintenance of neighborhood parks (Perkins, 2009, 2013). ... consumers to switch to CFL light bulbsa€”shifting our focus away from the need for collective action and structural transformation. ... Some have analyzed volunteer tree planting as a form of civic engagement and have found a reciprocal relationship ... in state practices (Demeritt, 2002; Robbins, 2004; Castree, 2005).

Title:Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace
Author:L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-07-25


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