Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Architecture Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Series

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

2016

Urban Landscapes

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Architecture

Novel Urban Ecosystems: Concepts, Definitions And A Strategy To Support Urban Sustainability And Resilience, Jack F. Ahern Jan 2016

Novel Urban Ecosystems: Concepts, Definitions And A Strategy To Support Urban Sustainability And Resilience, Jack F. Ahern

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

The 21st century is already known for unprecedented and fundamental changes and new trajectories - think climate change, global economics, migration and population growth. The world is now predominantly urban and will become increasingly so until mid-century when global population is expected to stabilize at around 70% urban. The world has entered a new geological era, the Anthropocene, in which the impacts and artifacts of humans are recognized as a geologic force. In this "Century of the City, - for the world to be sustainable and resilient, cities must be an essential part of the solution - and novel urban ecosystems will play ...