|Statement||edited by H. Sukopp, M. Numata and A. Huber.|
|Contributions||Sukopp, H., Numata, M., Huber, A.|
Urban Ecology is a signal achievement that makes Richard Forman’s profoundly synthetic understanding of urban ecology accessible to designers and planners. The book’s extraordinarily inclusive reach into the literature of many urban disciplines, its typological approach, and its many analytical diagrams will speak to designers and inspire Cited by: Urban ecology as the basis of urban planning. The Hague, Netherlands: SPB Academic Pub. bv, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Sukopp; Makoto Numata; A Huber. Urban ecology, the interdisciplinary study of ecological patterns and processes in towns and cities, is a rapidly developing field that can provide a scientific basis for the informed. Urban ecology, the interdisciplinary study of ecological patterns and processes in towns and cities, is a rapidly developing field that can provide a scientific basis for the informed decision-making and planning needed to create both viable and sustainable cities.
Urban Ecology is the study of ecosystems that include humans living in cities and urbanizing landscapes. It is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that aims to understand how human and ecological processes can coexist in human-dominated systems and help societies with their efforts to . The interdisciplinary concept of urban ecology covers multiple branches of science which deal with the linkages and relationships between biotic communities and their abiotic environment as well. In contrast, in the urban planning literature, “urban ecology has focused on designing the environmental amenities of cities for people, and on reducing environmental impacts of urban regions” (Pickett et al., ). Ecological Urban Architecture identifies fields in which architects and urban designers can use their creative skills and methods to achieve sustainable results on the urban g experts from around the world provide in-depth information on the complexity of ecological design in urban environments in response to four themes for creating qualitive outcomes: Materialize, Mobilize.
Collectively, the studies in the urban ecology collection show an exciting range of research and the increasing importance of the field for basic and applied ecological knowledge. Moreover, these studies indicate how important urban ecology is to conservation and management in city environments. Maintenance of this urban biodiversity for the residents and for its intrinsic value in the face of increasing population and expanding cities requires that ecological knowledge should be better integrated into urban planning. To achieve this goal understanding of ecological patterns and processes in urban ecosystems is needed. Of course, urban ecology goes back much further to Herbert Sukopp’s work in Berlin post-World War II (Sukopp ) and to early Chinese scholars even earlier working on integrating ecosystems into urban life (Wu ). McDonnell and Pickett’s book was seminal to launching urban ecology in the US. This book gives an interdisciplinary overview on urban ecology. Basic understanding of urban nature development and its social reception are discussed for the European Metropolitan Area of Berlin.