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Land 2014, 3(1), 342-350; doi:10.3390/land3010342

Urban Landscape Perspectives

School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, 310 Inner Campus Drive B7500, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Received: 29 January 2014 / Revised: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 11 March 2014 / Published: 17 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Landscape Perspectives on Environmental Conservation)
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Abstract

Cities present significant opportunities for new landscape perspectives that can help inform conservation and development decisions. Early in the twenty-first century, the majority of the planet’s population became urban as more people lived in city-regions for the first time in our history. As the global population increases, so does this urbanization. The environmental challenges of population and urban growth are profound. Landscapes represent a synthesis of natural and cultural processes. Cities are certainly cultural phenomena. Historically, cities provided refuge from nature. The expanding field of urban ecology, coupled with landscape ecology, can enhance how the dual natural and cultural dimensions of landscapes in cities are understood. Furthermore, concepts such as ecosystem services and green infrastructure are proving useful for urban landscape planning and design. Examples from Dayton, Ohio; Brooklyn, New York; and Austin, Texas are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban landscape; urban ecology; Miami Valley; Dayton, Ohio; Gowanus Canal; Sponge Park; Brooklyn, New York; Waller Creek; Austin, Texas urban landscape; urban ecology; Miami Valley; Dayton, Ohio; Gowanus Canal; Sponge Park; Brooklyn, New York; Waller Creek; Austin, Texas
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Steiner, F. Urban Landscape Perspectives. Land 2014, 3, 342-350.

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