Toward an urban ecology / Kate Orff, SCAPE.
By: Orff, Kate [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: New York, New York : The Monacelli Press, Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781580934367; 1580934366.Subject(s): Urban landscape architecture -- United States | Urban landscape architecture -- Environmental aspects | City planning -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Urban ecology (Sociology) -- United States | Urbanization -- Environmental aspects -- United States | Sustainable development -- United States | Human ecology | Nature -- Effect of human beings on
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Revive : Practice: Town Branch Commons, Lexington, Kentucky ; Strategies : Water harvesting sidewalk: Glen Oaks Branch Library, Queens, New York ; Green roof: Milstein Hall, Ithaca, New York ; Absorptive street: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus streetscape, Buffalo, New York ; Water plaza: First Avenue Plaza, New York, New York ; Working landscape: Be'er Sheva Quarry, Negev Region, Israel ; Connective ground: water works, Minneapolis, Minnesota ; Urban manager: interview with Mayor Jim Gray ; Watershed steward: interview with Hans Hesselein ; Making rocks public / Jane Hutton -- Cohabit : Practice : Oyster-tecture, New York Harbor, New York ; Strategies : Urban flyway: bird-safe building guidelines ; Artificial habitat: osprey nest structures, Brooklyn, New York ; Shifting baselines: field guide to the flowers that are still here ; Forestation: Blue Wall Center, Cleveland, South Carolina ; Adaptive management: cove co-habitat, Sag Harbor, New York ; Citizen scientist: interview with Bart Chezar ; Aquaculture teacher: interview with Pete Malinowski ; Urban ecological design as feminist practice / Thaïsa Way -- Engage : Practice : Safari 7, New York, New York ; Strategies : Park raising : 103rd Street Community Garden, New York, New York ; Intergenerational space: Blake Hobbs Park, New York, New York ; Free play zone: PAVE Academy, Brooklyn, New York ; Urban hydrology: Town Branch Water Walk, Lexington, Kentucky ; Research incubator: interview with Glen Cummings, Janette Kim, and Kate Orff ; Social infrastructure advocate: interview with Eric Klinenberg ; Infrastructure inside out / Emily Eliza Scott -- Scale : Strategies : Community pilot: Fuzzy rope weaving evening, New York, New York ; Novel ecosystems: Sims Habitat Pilot Pier, Brooklyn, New York ; Consensus building: New York Rising Community Planning, Brooklyn and Queens, New York ; The layered approach: SIRR Coastal Protection Plan, New York, New York ; In situ study: Great Kills Breakwater feasibility study, Staten Island, New York ; Ecological infrastructure: The Shallows: regional strategy, New York and New Jersey ; Bay nourishment, Brooklyn and Queens, New York ; Hydrodynamic modeler: interview with Philip Orton ; Urban diver: interview with Ido Sella ; Public sediment / Brian Davis ; Practice: Living Breakwaters, Staten Island, New York.
Kate Orff has an optimistic and transformative message about our world: we can bring together social and ecological systems to sustainably remake our cities and landscapes. Part monograph, part manual, part manifesto, Toward an Urban Ecology reconceives urban landscape design as a form of activism, demonstrating how to move beyond familiar and increasingly outmoded ways of thinking about environmental, urban, and social issues as separate domains; and advocating for the synthesis of practice to create an urban ecology. Toward an Urban Ecology features numerous projects and select research from SCAPE, and conveys a range of strategies to engender a more resilient and inclusive built environment.