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

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300101133

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300101133.001.0001

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Cholera in London and Urban Tree Canopy in Baltimore

Cholera in London and Urban Tree Canopy in Baltimore

Linking Science and Decision Making Through Patch Dynamics

Chapter:
(p.144) Six Cholera in London and Urban Tree Canopy in Baltimore
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The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology
Author(s):

J. Morgan Grove

Mary L. Cadenasso

Steward T. A. Pickett

Gary E. Machlis

William R. Burch

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0006

This chapter presents two examples to illustrate the utility of a patch dynamics approach for decision making: London's cholera epidemic of 1854 and Baltimore's urban tree canopy goal and sustainability plan. These exemplify two important inflexion points: the Sanitary City that emerged in the late 1800s and the Sustainable City idea that emerged in the late 1900s. The cholera epidemic of 1854 in the Soho district of London was an important event that led to advances in public investments, public administration, and science, which were important to the emergence of the Sanitary City. Baltimore's urban tree canopy goal and sustainability plan is representative of the changes necessary for the Sustainable City: managing the entire urban mosaic, polycentric forms of governance, and interdisciplinary science.

Keywords:   patch dynamics approach, decision making, London, Baltimore, cholera epidemic, urban tree canopy goal, sustainability plan, Sanitary City, Sustainable City

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