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The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary Cadenasso, Steward Pickett, and Gary Machlis

Abstract

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 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 that will apply in many different parts o ... More

Keywords: urban century, urban expansion, human migration, public health, economic restructuring, water supply, climate change, sea-level change, Baltimore

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300101133
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300101133.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Morgan Grove, author
Baltimore Field Station, USDA Forest Service

Mary Cadenasso, author
University of California, Davis

Steward Pickett, author
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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