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The Urban Forest in the Age of Urbanization

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December 2021
9788770226516
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  • ISBN 9788770226516
  • Language English
  • Pages 220 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$115.00
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December 2021
9788770226509
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • ISBN 9788770226509
  • Language English
  • Pages 220 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$115.00

The Urban Forest in the Age of Urbanization seeks to reflect on the connotation of urban forestry in line with related emergent holistic theories. Today, much of the planet is urbanized and planners debate "Planetary Urbanization," economists discuss "The Global City," ecologists describe the planet's biodiversity hotspots, and climate scientists warn of a "global" crisis. We might think, therefore, that focusing on forestation approaches at the urban and peri-urban "edge" are reductionist. However, if the city is everywhere, and everything is a city, if the urbanized world now is a chain of metropolitan areas connected by places and corridors of communication, then what is not urban? And above all, which forests are not urban forests?

Starting from the dualism between city and forest and its evolution towards holism, the book seeks to create a framework of dialectical approaches. The case studies included analyze a wide range of urbanization "processes" to review the practical approaches of urban forestry, in line with the global crisis of the era of globalization, when climate change, population growth, implosions and explosions of urbanization, lack of arable land and food are unavoidable.

1. The Urban Forest in the Age (on the Edge) of urbanization

2. “Exploring global scientific discourses on Urban forestry”

3. Dualism: Cities versus Forests

4. Holism: Forests in Cities/Cities in Forest

5. Urbanization and Forestation
Developed cities
Shrinking cities
Self-constructed cities

6. Towards a planetary vision

Samaneh Sadat Nickayin

Samaneh Sadat Nickayin is a lecturer at Agricultural University of Iceland. She moved to Italy at a young age to pursue studies in Landscape Architecture. She received her Ph.D. in Landscape and Environment from “Sapienza” (March 2018) and her Ph.D. thesis has been elected as the winner of ECLAS Annual Awards 2018 – Outstanding Student Award, 3rd cycle. She graduated with honors from “Sapienza” with a master thesis entitled “Landscape for river reclamation: Meuse river--its floodplain system, identity, and transformation” in Belgium. Before she got into Landscape studies, she received a Bachelor of Computer Hardware Engineering (Tehran, 2002-2006). Prior to attending Ph.D. program, she worked for several Architectural Firms, winning several national and international competitions. She was engaged on issues ranging from Urban renewal to Green Infrastructure and Water System management, working in New Zealand, Turkey, Italy and Iran. She has conducted field research at The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design (2017) and Université de Liège (2012). Prior to moving to Iceland, she was the former teaching assistant of Prof. Franco Zagari and Prof. Fabio Di Carlo at Sapienza. Samaneh’s research interests focus on solving Large-Scale Planning problems with particular attention to holistic approaches. She is the author of many essays in journals and books.

Urban Forestry; planetary forestation; Implosions and explosions of urbanization; forestation in shrinking cities; forestation in self-constructed cities; forestation in 21st century