Conservation for Cities
How to Plan and Build Natural Infrastructure
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.- Short description