Urban ecology principles traditionally adapted from natural area ecology now increasingly emerge from the distinctive features of cities spatial patterns and flows linking organisms built structures and the physical environment highlight a treasure chest of useful principles. Urban ecology science of cities explores the entire urban area from streets lawns and indeed how is ecology including its urban water soil air plant and animal foundations spatially entwined with this great human enterprise. The ecology of the city has become a widely used framing in the science of urban ecology while the architecture of the city continues to influence a deeper understanding of the built environment . Urban ecology science of cities explores the entire urban area from streets lawns and parks to riversides sewer systems and industrial sites the book presents models patterns and examples from hundreds of cities worldwide numerous illustrations enrich the presentation cities are analyzed not as ecologically bad or good but as . Urban ecology presents models patterns data and examples from a breadth of cities worldwide numerous illustrations enrich the presentation numerous illustrations enrich the presentation cities are analysed not as ecologically bad or good but as places with concentrated rather than dispersed people
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