The Forest and the City : The Cultural Landscape of Urban Woodland /
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2008.Description: XIV, 246 p. 4 illus. in color. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402083716.Subject(s): Life sciences | Cultural heritage | Architecture | Forestry | Nature | Environment | Archaeology | Life Sciences | Forestry | Cities, Countries, Regions | Cultural Heritage | Archaeology | Popular Science in Nature and EnvironmentDDC classification: 634.9 Online resources: Click here to access online
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The Spiritual Forest -- The Forest of Fear -- The Fruitful Forest -- The Forest of Power -- The Great Escape -- A Work of Art -- The Wild Side of Town -- The Healthy Forest -- The Forest of Learning -- The Social Forest -- A Forest of Conflict -- A Forest for the Future.
Amsterdamse Bos, Bois de Boulogne, Epping Forest, Grunewald, Zoniënwoud; throughout history, cities in Europe and elsewhere have developed close relationships with nearby woodland areas. In some cases, cities have even developed – and in some cases are promoting – a distinct ‘forest identity’. This book introduces the rich heritage of these city forests as cultural landscapes, and shows that cities and forests can be mutually beneficial. Essential reading for students and researchers interested in urban sustainability and urban forestry, this book also has much wider appeal. For with city forests playing an increasingly important role in local government sustainability programs, it provides an important reference for those involved in urban planning and decision making, public affairs and administration, and even public health. From providers of livelihoods to healthy recreational environments, and from places of inspiration and learning to a source of conflict, the book presents examples of city forests from around the world. These cases clearly illustrate how the social and cultural development of towns and forests has often gone hand in hand. They also reveal how better understanding of city forests as distinct cultural and social phenomena can help to strengthen synergies both between cities and forests, and between urban society and nature.