Understanding metropolitan landscapes / Andrew MacKenzie.

Author
MacKenzie, Andrew (Landscape Architect) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
  • ©2020
Description
x, 215 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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"Understanding Metropolitan Landscapes considers and reflects on the fundamental relationships between metropolitan regions and their landscapes. It investigates how planning and policy helps to protect, manage and enhance the landscapes that sustain our urban settlements. As global populations become more metropolitan, landscapes evolve to become increasingly dynamic and entropic; and the distinction between urban and non-urban is further fragmented and yet these spaces play an increasingly important role in sustainable development. This book opens a key critical discussion into the relational aspects of city and landscape and how each element shapes the boundaries of the other; covering topics such as material natures, governance systems, processes, and policy. It presents a compendium of concepts and ideas that have emerged from landscape architecture, planning, and environmental policy and landscape management. Using a range of illustrated case studies, it provokes discussions on the major themes driving the growth of cities by exploring the underlying tensions around notions of sustainable settlement, climate change adaption, urban migration, new modes of governance and the role of landscape in policy and decision making at national, provincial and municipal levels"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781138600867 ((hardback))
  • 1138600865 ((hardback))
  • 9781138600874 ((paperback))
  • 1138600873 ((paperback))
LCCN
2019023368
OCLC
1120783546
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