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City and Environment


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1: Urban Morphology and the Shaping of an Urban Ideal"; 2: Population, urbanization and environment; 3: Feeding Cities that Consume Farmland; 4: Urban Infrastructure: Living with the Consequences of Past Decisions and Opportunities for the Future; 5: Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice; 6: Green spaces, green governance, and planning

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Explore the city, its environment, and human roles in shaping the meaning and condition of both


"Boone and Modarres' analysis of the relationship of cities with their environments incorporates a variety of important topics relevant to several disciplinary fields. Beginning with descriptions of different city types across history, the authors draw on a wealth of data...and convincingly demonstrate the importance of exploring how cities can be made into livable, desirable places." Choice "Boone and Modarres provide a reasonable account and explanation of urban morphology through time...present[ing] supporting details that assert urban design has evolved for the demands of a few decision makers with the welfare of both environment and common citizen removed from the process." Professional Geographer "A timely discussion of the most likely dangerous consequences that mass urbanization with lave for the environment, before suggesting some of the possible solutions...This book has provided useful evidence in this direction" Area "The book is best seen as a compilation of essays around topics somehow related to city and environment... rich in information on specific themes... the individual chapters may be interesting to students of a specific topic." The Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, December 2008

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