01 April 2015

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

Forthcoming from Yale University Press

Available October 2015

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology
Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities
J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch, Jr.

The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world’s population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of future cities requires attention to such diverse issues as human migration, public health, economic restructuring, water supply, climate and sea-level change, and much more. This important book draws on two decades of pioneering social and ecological studies in Baltimore to propose a new way to think about cities and their social, political, and ecological complexity. Readers will gain fresh perspectives on how to study, build, and manage cities in innovative and sustainable ways.

J. Morgan Grove is team leader and research scientist at the Baltimore Field Station, USDA Forest Service. Mary L. Cadenasso is professor and ecologist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis. Steward T. A. Pickett is Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, N.Y. Gary E. Machlis is a member of the faculty of Clemson University and science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service. William R. Burch, Jr. is Hixon Professor Emeritus of natural resource management and senior research scientist, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
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256 pp. 10 color and 48 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-10113-3
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