Nature in the City: Romance and Economy
AbstractThe urban way of life has been criticized for many centuries, as long as the cities have existed. A romantic tradition credits nature with the qualities opposite to the city: nature is declared an embodiment of purity, health and beauty. A more rational and economical view defines nature as a system capable of restoring living resources. The article shows how cities will be inevitably filled with elements of nature.
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urban studies; nature; city; economy; resource flows; urban agriculture
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