Book: The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

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The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, team leader and research scientist at the Baltimore Field Station, USDA Forest Service; Mary L. Cadenasso, professor and ecologist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California-Davis; Steward T. A. Pickett, distinguished senior scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, N.Y.; Gary E. Machlis, professor of environmental sustainability at Clemson University and science advisor to the director, National Park Service; and William R. Burch Jr., the Hixon Professor Emeritus of Natural Resource Management and senior research scientist, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

(Yale University Press)

According to the authors of “The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology,” the first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world’s population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of future cities requires attention to such diverse issues as human migration, public health, economic restructuring, water supply, climate and sea-level change, and more.

This book draws on two decades of social and ecological studies in Baltimore to propose a new way to think about cities and their social, political, and ecological complexity that will apply in many different parts of the world. Readers will gain fresh perspectives on how to study, build, and manage cities in innovative and sustainable ways.

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