Ecologically-Compatible Urban Planning: Designing a Healthier Environment

Stefano Salata
DIST, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Product Details
18 Oct 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
184 pages - 129 x 198mm
Emerald Points
Ecosystem service mapping is a fundamental part of developing healthier cities and ensuring environmentally-oriented land use. 

Ecologically-Compatible Urban Planning: Designing a Healthier Environment demonstrates that renewed collaboration between environmental scientists and urban planners is essential in reforming the traditional method of urban planning to meet the emerging issues posed by contemporary living in urban areas affected by climate change. The first part introduces the reader to the main challenges in urban planning by explaining how changing conditions require a new approach to spatial policies and a more ecological-oriented approach to the city. Part two demonstrates how the traditional approach to the ecological study of urban systems should be integrated with new competences to aid the decision-making phase during urban planning. Part three presents case studies that demonstrate how urban areas are vulnerable to climate conditions and how changing scenarios affect quality of life. 

This book demonstrates how to bridge the gap between the theoretical assessment of ecosystem service and its real utilization for land use planning practices.
Part 1. Planning in the Contemporary City: Do Urban Plans Still Matter?  
Chapter 1. The Contemporary City 
Chapter 2. Towards the Paradigm of 'Eco-Systemic Planning' 
Chapter 3. Eco-Systemic Planning Reform 
Part 2. Acquiring New Competencies 
Chapter 4. Ecosystem Service Mapping in Land Use Plans: Modelling with InVEST 
Part 3. Case Studies 
Chapter 5. Case Study One 
Chapter 6. Case Study Two: Resilience is Not Sustainability 
Chapter 7. General Conclusions
Stefano Salata is a Research Technologist in the Inter-University Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His research interests include land-use change analysis and its environmental effects.

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