This book highlights various designs for urban green spaces and their functions. It provides an interesting meeting point between Asian, European and North America specialists (researchers, planners, landscape architects) studying urban biodiversity; urban biodiversity and green space; relations between people and biodiversity. The most important feature of this book is the unique point of view from each contributor towards "the relationship between nature and people in urban areas", in the context of the ecosystem and biodiversity in urban areas and how to manage them.
All chapters explore and consider the relationship between humans and nature in cities, a subject which is taking on increasing importance as new cities are conceptualized and planned. These discussion and examples would be useful for urban ecology researchers, biologists, city planners, government staff working in city planning, architects, landscape architects, and university instructors. This book can also be used as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate city planning, architecture or landscape architecture courses.
Professor, Laboratory of Environmental Design, Department of Civil Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
PART I Chapter 1 Approach For Ecological Landscape And Urban Biodiversity.- Chapter 2 Diversity And Design On A Former Freight Rail-Yard.- Chapter 3 Biodiversity In The Day To Day Practice Of The Landscape Architect.- Chapter 4 Edible Landscapes: Relocalising Food And Bringing Nature Into North London.- Chapter 5 Landscape Design For Nature Restoration And In Urban Areas In Japan -Planning Process Of Designing A River Bank Fishway And Surroundings-.- PART II Chapter 6 Nature In The Cities - Places For Play And Learning.- Chapter 7 Greening School Grounds: Schools' Role In A Biodiversity Process.- Chapter 8 Nature Environment And Management For Children'S Play And Learning In Kindergarten In Urban Forest, Kyoto, Japan.- Chapter 9 Ecological Evaluation Of Landscape Components Of The Tokushima Central Park Through Red-Clawed Crab (Chiromantes Haematocheir).- Chapter 10 Developing Urban Green Spaces And Effective Use Of Rooftop Spaces For Cooling And Urban Biodiversity.- PART III Chapter 11 Addressing Climate Change And Biodiversity Loss From An Urban Perspective: Linking Climate Co-Benefits And Urban Ecosystem Services In Sao Paulo City, Brazil.- Chapter 12 Evaluation Of Habitat Functions Of Fragmented Urban Forests For Wildlife ~ The Case Of Kitakyushu City.- Chapter 13 The Effects And Functions Of Spatial And Structural Characteristics Of Shrine Forests As Urban Green Space.- Chapter 14 Green Infrastructure As A Planning Response To Urban Warming A Case Study Of Taipei Metropolis.- Chapter 15 Green Infrastructure Planning For Asian Cities: The Planning Strategies, Guidelines, And Recommendations.