Conservation for Cities

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Paperback - September 2015 - AU $44.99

Creating natural infrastructure in cities.

It’s time to think differently about cities and nature. More people than ever live in urban areas, and all of this growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure in order to create liveable urban places. With Conservation for Cities, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects. + Full description

After presenting a broad approach to incorporating natural infrastructure priorities into urban planning, he focuses each following chapter on a specific ecosystem service. He describes a wide variety of benefits, and helps practitioners answer fundamental questions about how to use natural infrastructure to create communities that are more resilient and liveable.

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Paperback | September 2015 | $ 44.99
ISBN: 9781610915229 | 250 pages
Publisher: Island Press, USA


Robert McDonald is Senior Scientist for Sustainable Land Use at The Nature Conservancy, where he leads the organization’s efforts to determine how to make cities more sustainable. He holds a PhD in Ecology from Duke University and has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, many of them on the science of how cities impact and depend on the environment. McDonald writes for The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog. He is based in Washington, DC.