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The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Mark Hostetler

Abstract

Biodiversity conservation is directly and indirectly related to how urban developments are designed and managed. People from all sectors of society are grappling with the issue of minimizing growth impacts both within a development's boundary and on surrounding habitats. The Green Leap presents a holistic picture of green development with a focus on biodiversity conservation: principles and practices discussed are relevant to concerned citizens, built environment professionals (e.g., developers, landscape architects, and civil engineers), and policy makers. The first part of the book outlines ... More

Keywords: urban biodiversity, conservation, biodiversity, conservation subdivision, green living, smart growth, cities, sustainability, sustainable development, urban ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520271104
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520271104.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Hostetler, author