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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

2016

Environmental Design

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Greening Cities In An Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases In The Nineteenth And Early Twenty-First Centuries, Theodore S. Eisenman Jan 2016

Greening Cities In An Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases In The Nineteenth And Early Twenty-First Centuries, Theodore S. Eisenman

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

Defined here as the introduction or conservation of outdoor vegetation in cities, urban greening has bloomed during periods of intensive urbanization. This was true in the nineteenth century and it seems to be the case again today, as a range of greening practices is co-arising during a third, and perhaps final, period of global urbanization. Human health has been a recurring theme underlying the enduring aspiration to integrate nature with city. Using change over time as a conceptual frame, this paper offers a comparative assessment of municipal greening in the nineteenth and early twenty-first centuries, focusing on the potential implications ...