Glenn H. Stewart & Maria E. Ignatieva (eds) 2000: Urban Biodiversity and ecology as a basis for holistic planning and design. Proceedings of a workshop held on October 28-29, 2000. Lincoln University, Wickliffe Press, Christchurch. ICNC Publication No.1. 111pp. ISBN 0-86476-136-8.
Cost: NZ$25.00. * Sorry not available
The above proceedings are from a workshop on urban biodiversity and ecology that took place in October 2000 at Lincoln University, New Zealand. The main objective of this workshop was to provide a holistic understanding of the urban environment and implications for integrated and sustainable management. It was based on local examples developed by Christchurch City in its progressive management of the environment.
With 85% of New Zealand people living in urban environments, much more research, education and restoration needs to be centred on cities as part of a growing appreciation of the need for an ecological approach to urban planning and management. Christchurch has seen the loss of many distinctive landscapes and unique habitats over the last few centuries.
The workshop was designed for local authority staff, developers, landscape architects, planners, water and drainage engineers, students, conservationists, teachers and councillors, and others interested in urban ecology.
Neil Cherry: Climatology of urban environments: Heat islands, climate change, air pollution: physical, chemical and biological indicators.
Larry Burrows: Air pollution indicators
Les Basher: Soils and geomorphology of the urban environment: Why they are different, and how do they provide a foundation for planning and development
David Given and Colin Meurk: Biodiversity of the urban environment: The importance of indigenous species and the role urban environments can play in their preservation
Colin Meurk and Graeme Hall: Biogeography of urban landscapes: Ecological principles and causes of vegetation patterns, their importance to wildlife, opportunities and barriers to dispersal, establishment and succession, and how to accelerate positive trends
Maria Ignatieva, Colin Meurk, and Claire Newell: Urban Biotopes: The typical and unique habitats of city environments and their natural analogues
Ken Hughey: Wildlife of urban environments: Some thoughts on the surprisingly un-surprising New Zealand context
Jonet Ward: Urban aquatic environments
Hirini Matanga: Urban ecology, tangata whenua and the colonial city
Margaret Kilvington, Rhys Taylor and Will Allen: Restoration and the city: Looking for a framework for social and ecological restoration
Roy Montgomery: Ecology and new urbanism: Today the world, tomorrow Lincoln?
Andrew Dakers: Ecological Engineering and Urban Design: Engineering our ecological fit
Maria Ignatieva: Ecopolis - Towards the total holistic city: lessons in integration from throughout the world
Ian Spellerberg (compiler): Group Session Notes
David Given (compiler): A research agenda for the urban environment of Christchurch.