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Forest Urbanisms

New Non-Human and Human Ecologies for the 21st Century

Bruno De Meulder (Editor), Kelly Shannon (Editor),

Series: LAP 2

Category: Architecture and Urban Planning

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462704213

Publication date: October 1, 2024

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Number of pages: 240

Size: 240 x 170 x mm

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Series: LAP 2

Category: Architecture and Urban Planning

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461665713

ISBN: 9789461665713

Publication date: October 1, 2024


Number of pages: 240

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How forest urbanism can address the contemporary socio-ecological crisis

A radical redefinition of how humanity occupies the earth — through forestry, agriculture, and settlement — and rearticulates environmental stewardship by intertwining ecologies and urbanisms, this publication brings together essays by scholars in forestry, urbanism and other disciplines, designers, practitioners and policy makers. It explores the multifaceted notion of forest urbanisms, including a conceptual framing essay, contributions from the sciences such as bioscience engineering, architecture, urbanism and public policy, contemporary forest urbanism projects and explorative essays that make tangible an agenda for the 21st century. With descriptions of both built and non-built projects from around the globe, the essays show how such projects substantiate a radical shift in humankind’s occupation of the world, where ecologies and urbanisms converge and agriculture, forestry, and settlements are integrated.

Forest Urbanisms extends growing research on a new nature–culture relationship, the necessity for trees in cities, and a rebalancing of ecology and urbanism.

Contributing authors: Chiara Cavalieri (UC Louvain), Cecil Koninendijk (Nature Based Solutions Institute), Rik De Vreese (European Forest Institute), Bart Muys (KU Leuven), Colleen Murphy-Dunning (Yale University), Bureau Bas Smets, Kongjian Yu (Turenscape), Wim Wambecq and Joris Moonen (MIDI), Embyá Paisagens & Ecossistemas, EFFEKT, TCL, aldayjover architecture and landscape, Björn Bracke (KU Leuven / Kollektif Landscape), Koenraad Danneels (KU Leuven), Marlène Boura (Biotope Environnement, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale), Swagata Das (KU Leuven), Kamni Gill (University of Manitoba), Alejandra Parra-Ortiz (University of Montreal), Gina Serrano-Aragundi (EPA Barranquilla Verde), Jörg Rekittke (University College Dublin), Takako Tajima (University of Southern California), Jamie Vanucchi (Cornell University), Maria Goula (Cornell University)

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Bruno De MeulderORCID icon

Bruno De Meulder is professor of urbanism at KU Leuven. His research focuses on colonial and post-colonial as well as postindustrial contexts, combining historical analysis with design scenarios.

Kelly ShannonORCID icon

Kelly Shannon is professor of urbanism at KU Leuven. Her research is at the crossroads of interpretative mapping and projective cartographies, focusing on landscape urbanism to rebalance ecology and development.

Chiara Cavalieri

Cecil Koninendijk

Rik De Vreese

Bart Muys

Colleen Murphy-Dunning

Bas Smets

Kongjian Yu

Wim Wambecq

Joris Moonen

Bruno Amadei

Liv Elbirk

Kate Cullity

Margarita Jover

Björn Bracke

Koenraad Danneels

Marlène Boura

Swagata Das

Kamni Gill

Alejandra Parra-Ortiz

Gina Serrano-Aragundi

Jörg Rekittke

Takako Tajima

Jamie Vanucchi

Maria Goula

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