The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city

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The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city. / Parris, Kirsten M.; Amati, Marco; Bekessy, Sarah A.; Dagenais, Danielle; Fryd, Ole; Hahs, Amy K.; Hes, Dominique; Imberger, Samantha J.; Livesley, Stephen J.; Marshall, Adrian J.; Rhodes, Jonathan R.; Threlfall, Caragh G.; Tingley, Reid; van der Ree, Rodney; Walsh, Christopher J.; Wilkerson, Marit L.; Williams, Nicholas S.G.

In: Cities, 2018, p. 44-53.

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Harvard

Parris, KM, Amati, M, Bekessy, SA, Dagenais, D, Fryd, O, Hahs, AK, Hes, D, Imberger, SJ, Livesley, SJ, Marshall, AJ, Rhodes, JR, Threlfall, CG, Tingley, R, van der Ree, R, Walsh, CJ, Wilkerson, ML & Williams, NSG 2018, 'The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city', Cities, pp. 44-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2018.06.007

APA

Parris, K. M., Amati, M., Bekessy, S. A., Dagenais, D., Fryd, O., Hahs, A. K., ... Williams, N. S. G. (2018). The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city. Cities, 44-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2018.06.007

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Parris KM, Amati M, Bekessy SA, Dagenais D, Fryd O, Hahs AK et al. The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city. Cities. 2018;44-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2018.06.007

Author

Parris, Kirsten M. ; Amati, Marco ; Bekessy, Sarah A. ; Dagenais, Danielle ; Fryd, Ole ; Hahs, Amy K. ; Hes, Dominique ; Imberger, Samantha J. ; Livesley, Stephen J. ; Marshall, Adrian J. ; Rhodes, Jonathan R. ; Threlfall, Caragh G. ; Tingley, Reid ; van der Ree, Rodney ; Walsh, Christopher J. ; Wilkerson, Marit L. ; Williams, Nicholas S.G. / The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city. In: Cities. 2018 ; pp. 44-53.

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title = "The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city",
abstract = "Cities tend to be built in areas of high biodiversity, and the accelerating pace of urbanization threatens the persistence of many species and ecological communities globally. However, urban environments also offer unique prospects for biological conservation, with multiple benefits for humans and other species. We present seven ecological principles to conserve and increase the biodiversity of cities, using metaphors to bridge the gap between the languages of built-environment and conservation professionals. We draw upon John Ruskin's famous essay on the seven lamps of architecture, but more generally on the thinking of built-environment pioneers such as Patrick Geddes (1854–1932) who proposed a synoptic view of the urban environment that included humans and non-humans alike. To explain each principle or ‘lamp’ of urban biodiversity, we use an understanding from the built-environment disciplines as a base and demonstrate through metaphor that planning for the more-than-human does not require a conceptual leap. We conclude our discussion with ten practical strategies for turning on these lamps in cities. Urban planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers and other built-environmental professionals have a key role to play in a paradigm shift to plan for the more-than-human, because of their direct influence on the evolving urban environment. This essay is intended to increase dialogue between ecologists and members of these professions, and thus increase the biodiversity of cities around the world.",
keywords = "Architecture, Geddes, Landscape architecture, Planning, Ruskin, Urban ecology",
author = "Parris, {Kirsten M.} and Marco Amati and Bekessy, {Sarah A.} and Danielle Dagenais and Ole Fryd and Hahs, {Amy K.} and Dominique Hes and Imberger, {Samantha J.} and Livesley, {Stephen J.} and Marshall, {Adrian J.} and Rhodes, {Jonathan R.} and Threlfall, {Caragh G.} and Reid Tingley and {van der Ree}, Rodney and Walsh, {Christopher J.} and Wilkerson, {Marit L.} and Williams, {Nicholas S.G.}",
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language = "English",
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AU - Parris, Kirsten M.

AU - Amati, Marco

AU - Bekessy, Sarah A.

AU - Dagenais, Danielle

AU - Fryd, Ole

AU - Hahs, Amy K.

AU - Hes, Dominique

AU - Imberger, Samantha J.

AU - Livesley, Stephen J.

AU - Marshall, Adrian J.

AU - Rhodes, Jonathan R.

AU - Threlfall, Caragh G.

AU - Tingley, Reid

AU - van der Ree, Rodney

AU - Walsh, Christopher J.

AU - Wilkerson, Marit L.

AU - Williams, Nicholas S.G.

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Cities tend to be built in areas of high biodiversity, and the accelerating pace of urbanization threatens the persistence of many species and ecological communities globally. However, urban environments also offer unique prospects for biological conservation, with multiple benefits for humans and other species. We present seven ecological principles to conserve and increase the biodiversity of cities, using metaphors to bridge the gap between the languages of built-environment and conservation professionals. We draw upon John Ruskin's famous essay on the seven lamps of architecture, but more generally on the thinking of built-environment pioneers such as Patrick Geddes (1854–1932) who proposed a synoptic view of the urban environment that included humans and non-humans alike. To explain each principle or ‘lamp’ of urban biodiversity, we use an understanding from the built-environment disciplines as a base and demonstrate through metaphor that planning for the more-than-human does not require a conceptual leap. We conclude our discussion with ten practical strategies for turning on these lamps in cities. Urban planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers and other built-environmental professionals have a key role to play in a paradigm shift to plan for the more-than-human, because of their direct influence on the evolving urban environment. This essay is intended to increase dialogue between ecologists and members of these professions, and thus increase the biodiversity of cities around the world.

AB - Cities tend to be built in areas of high biodiversity, and the accelerating pace of urbanization threatens the persistence of many species and ecological communities globally. However, urban environments also offer unique prospects for biological conservation, with multiple benefits for humans and other species. We present seven ecological principles to conserve and increase the biodiversity of cities, using metaphors to bridge the gap between the languages of built-environment and conservation professionals. We draw upon John Ruskin's famous essay on the seven lamps of architecture, but more generally on the thinking of built-environment pioneers such as Patrick Geddes (1854–1932) who proposed a synoptic view of the urban environment that included humans and non-humans alike. To explain each principle or ‘lamp’ of urban biodiversity, we use an understanding from the built-environment disciplines as a base and demonstrate through metaphor that planning for the more-than-human does not require a conceptual leap. We conclude our discussion with ten practical strategies for turning on these lamps in cities. Urban planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers and other built-environmental professionals have a key role to play in a paradigm shift to plan for the more-than-human, because of their direct influence on the evolving urban environment. This essay is intended to increase dialogue between ecologists and members of these professions, and thus increase the biodiversity of cities around the world.

KW - Architecture

KW - Geddes

KW - Landscape architecture

KW - Planning

KW - Ruskin

KW - Urban ecology

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DO - 10.1016/j.cities.2018.06.007

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