Ecological aspects of green areas in urban environments
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Ecological aspects of green areas in urban environments IFPRA World Congress : Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium, 3-8 September 1995. by IFPRA World Congress (17th 1995 Antwerp, Belgium)

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Published by Vereniging Voor Openbaar Groen in Brugge, Belgium .
Written in English


  • Human ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Parks -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Recreation areas -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Urban ecology -- Congresses.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsQH541.5.C6 I45 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination1 vol. (various pagings)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16782055M

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built environment: urban ecology, is one of the most difficult aspects to be solved in green building practice. discussed in this book. Approaching urban areas as ecosystems made it.   Research indicate that having urban green spaces may largely mitigate social problems in the urban areas and provide an attractive environment to residents, lessen urban .   The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land and sewers. Urban areas have a high biodiversity and nature within cities provides many . The area follows European standards and laws with regard to environment protection, use of alternative energy sources, ecology The area is located near an urban mixture, private lots, schools.

Natural areas in urban green spaces Aesthetic contributions provided by urban green areas to the city: They create a sense of space and perspective around the buildings (Wheater, ). Green.   The underlying idea of green belts was separating urban and rural environments from each other by designating some of the land around the inner cities as green to regulate urban sprawl and protect the countryside beyond the urban areas [6, 10, 93]. The fundamental difference between the traditional linked park systems and green belts is in. areas, ‘urban ecology On the other hand, the urban environment offers new opportunities. A lot of animal species adapt to the new urban living conditions. in this case in the urban green. This book provides syntheses of ecological theories and overarching patterns of urban bird ecology that have only recently become available. The numerous habitats represented in this book ranges from rows of trees in wooded alleys, to wastelands and remnants of natural habitats encapsulated in the urban .

The book concludes with an account of promising perspectives for achieving a sustainable built environment in industrialized countries. Offering a unique overview and understanding of the most pressing challenges in the built environment, Sustainable Urban Environments helps the reader grasp opportunities for integration of knowledge and. Nature-based solutions (NBS) in urban areas are receiving increasing attention not only in research but especially on the political agenda. While environmental friendly and ecologically sound practices of agriculture, infrastructure development and human settlements have at least been promoted politically since the Earth Summit in Rio , the idea of employing natural elements to substitute. Urban forests play a fundamentally important role in building ecological cities. They improve the environmental quality of the urban environment and the aesthetics of urban landscapes, and in many developed and developing countries, the evolution of urban forestry has been recognized as an essential means of maintaining urban ecosystem health, improving human living conditions, fostering a.   The concept of Green Infrastructure has been introduced to upgrade urban green space systems as a coherent planning entity Sandström (). It can be considered to comprise of all natural, semi-natural and artificial networks of multifunctional ecological systems within, around and between urban areas, at all spatial scales.