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    DescriptionTim Beatley has long been a leading advocate for the "greening" of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasising such elements as public transport, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of re-imagining urban living, they are not enough, says Beatley. We must remember that human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban future must place its focus squarely on nature, on the presence, conservation, and celebration of the actual green features and natural life forms. A biophilic city is more than simply a biodiverse city, says Beatley. It is a place that learns from nature and emulates natural systems, incorporates natural forms and images into its buildings and cityscapes, and designs and plans in conjunction with nature. A biophilic city cherishes the natural features that already exist but also works to restore and repair what has been lost or degraded. In Biophilic Cities Beatley not only outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, but provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements - from the building to the regional level - around the world. From urban ecological networks and connected systems of urban green space, to green rooftops and green walls and sidewalk gardens, Beatley reviews the emerging practice of biophilic urban design and planning, and tells many compelling stories of individuals and groups working hard to transform cities from grey and lifeless to green and biodiverse.


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    Title
    Biophilic Cities
    Subtitle
    Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Beatley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597267151
    ISBN 10: 1597267155
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD, RPC
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030, ARC018000
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    B&T Approval Code: A32303000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    B&T Approval Code: A32300000
    BISAC V2.8: POL002000
    DC22: 307.1216
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A05330000
    DC22: 711.4, 307.1/216
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HT166 .B3927 2011
    Thema V1.0: AMVD, RPC
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
    Publisher
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    22 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Author Information
    Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for more than twenty years. He is the author of many books, including Resilient Cities, Green Urbanism, and Green Urbanism Down Under, all published by Island Press.
    Review quote
    "Because of his great vision, Tim Beatley is a hero to many of us. To paraphrase a famous quote, some people see cities as they are and ask why; Tim Beatley sees cities as they could be (filled with nature) and says why not?"--Richard Louv "author of" "