Handbook of Cities and the Environment

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Handbook of Cities and the Environment

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With an ever-growing majority of the world's human population living in city-spaces, the relationship between cities and nature will be one of the key environmental issues of the 21st Century. This timely book investigates how the rapidly growing number of city dwellers across the globe relate to their natural environments and what this means for the future of these environments.

Offering an interdisciplinary approach to the impacts of urban spaces on the future of the environment, the book is a full-scale attempt to radically rethink the relationship between cities and nature. The editors bring together a diverse set of well-known authors and new voices to explore the various aspects of this relationship both theoretically and empirically. Rather than considering cities as wholly separate from nature, a running theme throughout the book is that cities, and city dwellers, should be characterized as intrinsic in the creation of specifically urban-generated 'socio-natures'.

An essential resource for those working at the intersection of cities and the environment, it will be of great value to urbanists, geographers, planners, sociologists, economists, anthropologists, policy makers, public administrators and environmental scientists.

Contributors include: K. Archer, L. Benton-Short, J.M. Berry, G. Bettini, K. Bezdecny, J. Bratt, V.C. Broto, K. Davidson, R.M. Friend, N. Gabriel, B. Gleeson, L. Guibrunet, D. Houston, R. Jones, M. Kaika, L. Karaliotas, M. Keeley, J. Kitson, T.W. Luke, R. Pizarro, K.E. Portney, J. Ravetz, J. Rennie Short, J. Rowland, T.G. Smith, E. Swyngedouw, P. Thinphanga, R.H. Wilson

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