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  • Urban wilderness — Where appreciation for the importance of biodiversity meets the New Urbanism movement, one can find the pursuit of the creation of urban wilderness. Key traits of urban wilderness that differentiate it from lawns and other ecologically… …   Wikipedia

  • Urban ecology — is the subfield of ecology which deals with the interaction of plants, animals and humans with each other and with their environment in urban or urbanizing settings. Analysis of urban settings in the context of ecosystem ecology (looking at the… …   Wikipedia

  • Urban agriculture — and Peri Urban Agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in, or around (peri urban), a village, town or city. [Bailkey, M. and J. Nasr. 2000. From Brownfields to Greenfields: Producing Food in North American… …   Wikipedia

  • urban ecology — Urban ecology, pioneered by Chicago sociologists in the 1920s, was central to the development of human ecology . Indeed the two terms are often used interchangeably. Urban ecology applies principles derived from biological science to the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Ecology (disciplines) — Ecology is a broad biological science and can thus be divided into many sub disciplines using various criteria. For example, one such categorization, based on overall complexity (from the least complex to the most), is:* Behavioral ecology, which …   Wikipedia

  • ecology — is the scientific study of the interactions that determine the territorial distribution and abundance of organisms. The term was first used scientifically in 1869 by the German biologist Haekel in a study of plant ecology. Darwin s theory of the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Urban design — concerns the arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities, and in particular the shaping and uses of urban public space. It has traditionally been regarded as a disciplinary subset of urban planning, landscape architecture, or… …   Wikipedia

  • Urban sprawl — Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. [http://www.sprawlcity.org/hbis/wis.html What is Sprawl?] . SprawlCity.org . Retrieved on 2008 02 07.]… …   Wikipedia

  • Urban planning — Housing and Urban Development redirects here. For the Cabinet department of the United States government, see United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Urban planning designs settlements, from the smallest towns to the largest… …   Wikipedia

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