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The Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity
edited by Rutherford H. Platt, Rowan A. Rowntree and Pamela C. Muick
University of Massachusetts Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-87023-884-0
Library of Congress Classification HT243.U6E26 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 307.76

Interdisciplinary in content as well as approach, this collection of original essays takes a fresh look at the ecology of urban communities. Written by experts from a variety of professions--academic researchers, private and public program managers, and citizen activists--the book explores issues of geography, ecology, landscape architecture, urban forestry, law, and environmental education. Contributions include broad overviews of common problems a well as detailed case studies of specific programs.

Although several contributors are natural scientists, the book focuses on matters of public policy and public-private collaboration. The aim is not only to assess the impact of increasing urbanization on biodiversity, but also to propose new ways of preserving and restoring the balance between the natural and the built environment through planning and design.
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