Urban Landscapes Environmental Networks and Quality of Life /

Today, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities and is subject to particular environmental and economic impacts against the backdrop of an evolving planetary crisis. This book explores the intimate relationship between the quality of life of city dwellers and the quality of urban land...

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Main Author: Sargolini, Massimo.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Milano : Springer Milan : 2013.
Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2880-7
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part I The City and Nature: Ecology vs Aesthetics. Bios, Techne, Logos. Environmental and Landscape Quality. The City Under Transformation and the City in Crisis. Metabolization of the Changes. Waste Spaces: Disused, Residual, and Degraded Areas. Smart Communities. A Changing Vision (Alternative Scenarios). Urban and Territorial Regeneration Programs. Environmental Networks and Greening the City. Environmental Networks and the Shape of the City. Different Spatial Relationship Scales. New Instruments and Support Systems for Decision Making
  • Part II Case Study – the Adriatic City: Interdisciplinary Studies for an Integrated View: Issues of Identity, Expectations, and Networks. Economics, Ecosystem Services, Sustainability, and Renewable Energy Systems. Environmental Quality.    .