Urban Geography – A critical introduction

[rating 5.0] Andrew EG Jones, Eugene McCann and Mary Thomas. 2015. Urban Geography: A critical introduction. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978 1 4051 8979 8. It might fairly be argued as to the place of an urban geography book in a site looking largely, but not exclusively, at books focussed on ecological and environmental science. Maybe there was a time when there was a real divide between ecology and urban geography but, given that most of us are now urban dwellers, […]

Urban Ecology

Rating: Niemela J, Breuste JH, Elmqvist T, Gunterspergen G, James P and NE Macintyre. (eds). 2012. Urban Ecology: patterns, processes and applications. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978 0 19 964395 0. It’s always interesting to see how perspectives change in any field and ecology is no exception. Twenty years ago, the words ‘urban’ and ‘nature’ would only be seen together if they were in opposition. No-one would suggest the towns and cities could create environments or modify habitats. It’s not […]