Making Urban Nature
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Making Urban Nature is an inspirational book of examples about nature-inclusive designing inEuropean cities. It calls for the integration of the nature in the designs of buildings and urban outdoorspaces and includes practical examples and design suggestions. .
The city is a rich habitat of great biodiversity. Many animal and plantspecies are now more common in the city than in rural areas. However, urban nature is fragile and planners and policymakers stillconsider the city to be the exclusive habitat of people. The authors see nature as an integral part of the urban organism and as such as important to the quality of life in the city. Nature-inclusive design is a pioneer practice that has only recently become part of urban planning. From different angles: this publication addresses the theory of ecology and biodiversity, city-bound species, urban habitats andthe maintenance of urban nature, on the basis of inspirational and practical examples. .
The authors are members of De Natuurlijke Stad, a collaboration of architects, biologists and urbanecologists with a lot of practical and theoretical experience in nature-inclusive designing in the city.
ISBN 978-94-6208-317-2 | May 2017 | available | Piet Vollaard, Jacques Vink, Niels de Zwarte | design: Antenna Men | Dutch, English | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 320 pages | illustrated (300 color and b/w) | with support from: met steun van Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Rotterdam