The World's Urban Forests: History, Composition, Design, Function and Management

The World's Urban Forests: History, Composition, Design, Function and Management

by Joe R. McBride

NOOK Book1st ed. 2017 (eBook - 1st ed. 2017)

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Overview

The purpose of this book is to examine urban forests in cities around the world. It will ask questions about the history, composition, structure, and management of trees in urban areas. Data for this book was collected in 33 cities across broad geographical areas known as biomes. Constraints and opportunities imposed on urban forest composition, design, and management by the ecological characteristics of these biomes will be examined. The book will also address the cultural and historical factors that influenced the characteristics of urban forests around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319521084
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Future City , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Joe McBride is Emeritus Professor of Urban Forestry in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (see attached)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Introduction
Chapter 2:  Methods
Chapter 3:  Biomes, Human Settlement, and the Selection of Cities

Biomes
Human Settlement in the World’s Biomes
Chapter 4:  History
Introduction
EarlyHumanSettlements
Urban Trees in Ancient Egypt
The Middle Ages in Europe
The Renaissance
The Enlightenment
The Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century
Chapter 5:  Composition
Introduction
Overall Composition of the Urban Forest
Street and Boulevard Trees
Traffic Barriers
Parks
Greenbelts
Waste Areas
Water’s Edge
Cemeteries
Freeways
Rooftop Gardens
Chapter 6:  Design
Introduction
Trees Along Streets and Boulevards
New Delhi
Murmansk
Seattle and Other Cities
Tehran
Traffic Barriers
Small Parks
Large Parks
Housing Areas
Urban Greenbelts
Water’s Edge
Cemeteries
Freeways
Rooftop Gardens
Chapter 7:  Function
Introduction
Use of trees for air pollution reduction: Beijing and New York
Landslide Stabilization: Quito
Urban Orchards: Moscow  and Tehran
Community Gardens:  Moscow, New York, Seattle, Stockholm, and Tokyo
Storm Water Retention:  Seattle, Phoenix, Jacksonville
Brownfield Reclamation: London
Forest Products: Seattle, Tehran, and Moscow
Chapter 8:  Management
Introduction
Administrative Approaches
Urban Forest Management  Problems
Special Management Activities
Alternative Approaches to Urban Forest Management
Chapter 9:  Urban Forests, Biomes, and History
Introduction
Species Composition
Design
Function
Management
Conclusions
Chapter 10:  The Future of the Urban Forest

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