Nurturing nature in the city

Bekessy, S and Gordon, A 2007, 'Nurturing nature in the city' in A. Nelson (ed.) Steering Sustainability in an Urbanizing World: Policy, Practice and Performance, Ashgate, Aldershot, Great Britain, pp. 227-238.

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Title Nurturing nature in the city
Author(s) Bekessy, S
Gordon, A
Year 2007
Title of book Steering Sustainability in an Urbanizing World: Policy, Practice and Performance
Publisher Ashgate
Place of publication Aldershot, Great Britain
Editor(s) A. Nelson
Start page 227
End page 238
Subjects Conservation and Biodiversity
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Landscape Ecology
Summary Sustainability has become the key challenge for urban planners, housing and infrastructure policy makers. Citizens are increasingly encouraged to live more compactly; in denser urban developments, to use less water and other natural resources and to choose public transport. While councils, government agencies and private business invest in a broad range of promotions offering discounts on sustainable products and services, uptake has been slow and the impacts marginal at a time when environmental stresses suggest that we must act fast. This book examines this pressing problem in a holistic way, discussing broad-scale sustainability policies and programmes for achieving sustainable urban futures. It brings together academics and practitioners to analyze the complexity and interdependence of principles, models, processes and practices of sustainability in a range of integrated sectors as well as the establishment and maintenance of sustainable physical infrastructure in cities.
Copyright notice © 2007 Anitra Nelson
Keyword(s) social change
sustainable development
urban ecology
urban policy
ISBN 9780754671466
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