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dc.contributor.authorByrne, Jasonen_US
dc.contributor.authorWolch, J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorRob Kitchin & Nigel Thriften_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T21:03:31Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T21:03:31Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-11T07:23:05Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780080449111en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.elsevier.comen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30848
dc.description.abstractThis article considers the discursive and material nature of cities, and nature in cities. Geographers, historians, and some ecologists have destabilized the myth that cities are inherently 'un-natural'. Cities are socionatural assemblages that provide diverse habitats for both human and nonhuman animals and plants alike. This article begins by briefly examining nature in the city. Next it considers the historical theorizing of urban nature-society relations, giving attention to various understandings of how socioeconomically constructed differences and constellations of power mediate the life chances of urban people, animals, and plants. Recent theoretical developments in environmental justice and political ecology are considered through a discussion of key concepts such as urban metabolism, sustainability, ecological cities, and the materiality of nature-society relations in the city. The article also touches on the new animal geography and how ideas about urban nature and animals have influenced geographers' understanding of the nature of urbanism and the patterns and processes of urbanization. The article highlights contemporary challenges of nature-society relations in the city, especially human-animal conflict and coexistence. It concludes by briefly considering new research directions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdamen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/722034/description#descriptionen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geographyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom46en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto50en_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160404en_US
dc.titleUrban habitats / natureen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Elsevier. Use hypertext link for access to publisher's website.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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