By Cecil C. Konijnendijk
Amsterdamse Bos, Bois de Boulogne, Epping wooded area, Grunewald, Zoniënwoud; all through historical past, towns in Europe and in other places have constructed shut relationships with within sight forest parts. every now and then, towns have even built – and every now and then are selling – a special ‘forest identity’. This e-book introduces the wealthy history of those urban forests as cultural landscapes, and indicates that towns and forests should be jointly beneficial.
Essential examining for college kids and researchers attracted to city sustainability and concrete forestry, this booklet additionally has a lot wider charm. For with urban forests enjoying an more and more vital position in neighborhood executive sustainability courses, it presents a tremendous reference for these interested in city making plans and choice making, public affairs and management, or even public health.
From prone of livelihoods to fit leisure environments, and from locations of notion and studying to a resource of clash, the publication provides examples of urban forests from worldwide. those circumstances basically illustrate how the social and cultural improvement of cities and forests has usually long past hand in hand. in addition they show how larger knowing of urban forests as precise cultural and social phenomena may also help to bolster synergies either among towns and forests, and among city society and nature.