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MetroGreen: Connecting Open Space in North American Cities


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In metropolitan areas across the country, you can hear the laments over the loss of green space to new subdivisions and strip malls. But some city residents have taken unprecedented measures to protect their open land, and a growing movement seeks not only to preserve these lands but to link them in green corridors. Many land-use and urban planning professionals, along with landscape architects and environmental advocates, have joined in efforts to preserve natural areas. MetroGreenanswers their call for a deeper exploration of the latest thinking and newest practices in this growing conservation field. In ten case studies of U.S. and Canadian cities paired for comparative analysis-Toronto and Chicago, Calgary and Denver, and Vancouver and Portland among them-Erickson looks closely at the motivations and objectives for connecting open spaces across metropolitan areas. She documents how open-space networks have been successfully created and protected, while also highlighting the critical human and ecological benefits of connectivity. MetroGreen'sunique focus on several cities rather than a single urban area offers a perspective on the political, economic, cultural, and environmental conditions that affect open-space planning and the outcomes of its implementation.

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Connected open space : the metropolitan scale — Learning from city stories : ten case study comparisons — Ecology - home : Toronto and Chicago — Recreation - well-being : Milwaukee and Ottawa — Transportation - movement : Calgary and Denver — Community - neighborhood : Vancouver and Portland — Green infrastructure - hardworking city systems : Cleveland and Minneapolis-St. Paul — Lessons for realizing connected open-space networks in North American cities.

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Connecting Open Space in North American Cities
Island Press
Erickson, Donna L.
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