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dc.contributor.authorBosman, Caryl
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-01T03:52:11Z
dc.date.available2019-03-01T03:52:11Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn0729-3682en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07293682.2009.10753410en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/149845
dc.description.abstractLiterature on cities and climate change/adaptation is becoming more prolific as we enter the second decade of the 2000s. This is perhaps not surprising given the alarming predictions and forecasts for cities, the ecology and life in general. In this context of anomalies and uncertainties Paul Downton's book is a welcome, optimistic and positive contribution. The book is about urban ecology and is intended as a core text for students, it is concerned with ways of thinking and ways of doing urban ecology. The stated goal of the book (p. vii) 'is to promote an understanding of cities as essential tools to the survival of advanced civilization.' This goal is a mammoth, ambitious and complex task to be achieved in a single volume, albeit 607 pages consisting mostly of small closely spaced text. The result is a comprehensive and somewhat shallow coverage of every aspect of urban ecology; from various histories and theoretical standpoints, to planning techniques and practices, to relationships between planning and architecture, to the importance of design and aesthetic considerations, to issues of gender, diversity and equity, to discussions on ecology and the relationships between living organism and the city, to name but a few of the topics covered.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPlanning Institute of Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeCanberraen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom50en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto51en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Planneren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode129999en_US
dc.titleReview of P. Downton (2009) 'Ecopolis: Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate', CSIROen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Letter or Noteen_US
dc.type.codec3en_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published online by Taylor & Francis in Australian Planner on 28 Oct 2013, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/07293682.2009.10753410en_US
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gro.griffith.authorBosman, Caryl J.


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