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  • May 17, 2017

    ALWAYS TOGETHER: A Tale of Indigenous Buried Pasts and Pervasive Futures
    Steve Brown, Sydney

    How many traces of Indigenous or First Peoples’ presence have you unknowingly walked, driven, or otherwise passed over today? In my case, walking along the Sydney Harbour foreshore, through the inner-city suburbs of Glebe and Camperdown, and across parklands to...

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    May 10, 2017

    Urban Landscape: Reading Nature from Big to Small Scales
    Gloria Aponte, Medellín

    Cities start, grow, expand, and usually—mainly in developing countries—exceed their limits, overflowing into rural and wild lands. This city growth applies not only to the imposition of manmade facets on geographical extensions, but to increases in the city’s complexity and...

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    May 3, 2017

    Thinking about a Landscape Approach to Revitalize the American Landscape
    William Dunbar, Tokyo

    I normally write in The Nature of Cities about biocultural diversity, particularly related to the developing world, but in light of recent events, I would like to ask the reader’s indulgence in my writing about a slightly different topic, and...

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    April 30, 2017

    Re-Wilding: Cities by Nature
    Kevin Sloan, Dallas-Fort Worth

    The historic gardens of Western civilization typically include segments that were municipal areas, hunting grounds, or, on occasion, fragments of the region’s original forest. Many of the Italian, French, and English gardens that establish the history of landscape gardening were...

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    April 23, 2017

    The Nature of Universities and Sustainability
    Lorenzo Chelleri, Barcelona
    Giulia Sonetti, Turin

    Through their educational and experimental roles in society, universities can play a unique and vital role in cities’ transitions to sustainability. Although life itself is a learning process and education can happen anywhere, from the streets to virtual places, the...

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    April 5, 2017

    Response and Recovery After the Deadliest United States Tornado in a Century
    Traci Sooter, Springfield

    On Sunday, 22 May 2011, a multiple-vortex tornado touched down shortly after 5:00pm and began to rip a path nearly a mile wide across Joplin, Missouri, through the town of Duquesne, and into the rural areas of Jasper County. The...

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    April 2, 2017

    Extinction Debt: Is Urban Nature Conservation in Peril?
    Marié du Toit, Potchefstroom
    Sarel Cilliers, Potchefstroom

    We tend to think that what we see is what we get, and also what we’ll get in the future. Nature will always be there—it can just grow back. But it depends on what we want to grow back. In...

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    March 29, 2017

    The Models are not Prescriptions—Applying Green Roof Technology in New Places
    Andrew Clements, Corinth

    Greek green roofs—Oikosteges, or OS for short—were born when I discovered that the existing conventional Northern and Central European green roofing systems could not be applied to our situation because they had been designed for the climate and building situations...

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    March 27, 2017

    How Large Parks Complete Cities
    Lynn Wilson, Vancouver

    A review of Large Parks, edited by Julia Czerniak and George Hargreaves. 2007. ISBN 1-56898-624-6. Princeton Architectural Press, New York. 255 pages. Buy the book. “Large parks are priceless, and those cities that do not have an effectively designed one will...

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    March 13, 2017

    The Devil is in the Details: Wild Design, from an Ecological Point of View
    Mark Hostetler, Gainesville

    A review of Wild by Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes, by Margie Ruddick. 2016. ISBN: 9781610915991. Island Press, Washington, DC. 264 pages. Buy the book. This book, Wild by Design, is written from the perspective of a landscape architect, Margie...

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    March 12, 2017

    Bishkek: Building on Old Bones
    Jennifer Baljko, Barcelona

    I have an affection for cities in transition. I like when I visit a city for the first time and get an immediate sense that things are changing, that there is a blurring between what’s old and what’s new. Bishkek,...

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    March 8, 2017

    Exploring the Park Edge from a Worm’s Eye View
    Lindsay Campbell, New York City
    Novem Auyeung, New York City
    Michelle Johnson, New York City
    Erika Svendsen, New York City

    In the science of natural resource management and planning, we often think about land from a “bird’s-eye” view: parcels on a map that delineate parks, residential properties, and the city streets—for example. Understanding these sites from a “worm’s-eye” view presents...

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    March 1, 2017

    The Nature of Green
    Gary Grant, London

    I was looking at an infographic on Twitter recently. It was in the form of a wheel of words, listing dozens of objectives and issues relating to urban design. Hoping that soil, water, vegetation, habitat, or biodiversity would be featured,...

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    February 26, 2017

    Six-legged Superfood for Chirpier Cities
    Russell Galt, Cape Town

    “Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.” —Leviticus 11:21 Masaka On a recent trip to the town...

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    February 15, 2017

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Evolution in the Streets
    Marthe Derkzen, Amsterdam

    I read this article by Menno Schilthuizen, a Dutch evolutionary biologist and ecologist, about the evolution of animal and plant species taking place in cities. In cities, evolution is propelled by two forces: the known laws of ecology AND the...

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    February 12, 2017

    Of Wilderness, Wild-ness, and Wild Things
    Nina-Marie Lister, Toronto

    And I think in this empty world there was room for me and a mountain lion. And I think in the world beyond, how easily we might spare a million or two humans And never miss them. Yet what a...

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    February 1, 2017

    How to Make Urban Green Verdant and Sustainable: Designing “Wild” Swedish Lawns
    Maria E Ignatieva, Uppsala

    Sweden, especially its capital, Stockholm, is a very famous “green” city. Indeed, Stockholm’s green infrastructure wedges system is one of the most recognized and cited around the world because of the significant ecosystem services that it provides and because it...

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    January 30, 2017

    Finding Nature in the Walls of a Power Station
    Patrick Lydon, San Jose & Seoul

    A review of Why Not Ask Again, the 11th Shanghai Biennale at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, China, on view through 12 March 2017. It’s not unusual by any means in the contemporary art world, but as an...

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    January 22, 2017

    Future Cities Live Underground—And That’s Not a Pile of Schist
    Francois Mancebo, Paris

    Winter is here in the north—not the slightest allusion here to any famous TV series or any recent election, of course. And in the wintertime, life goes underground in a literal sense: tubers and roots reign while most of the...

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    January 18, 2017

    Linear Parks: The Importance of a Balanced, Cross-Disciplinary Design
    Ana Faggi, Buenos Aires
    Claudia Zuleyka Vidal, Cali
    Florencia Gustelar, Buenos Aires
    Romina Lopez, Buenos Aires

    In a previous contribution to The Nature of Cities (Faggi & Vidal 2016), we wrote about linear parks (LPs) as an interesting green space typology and discussed some strengths and threats of these multifunctional areas in Latin America. Other contributions...

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