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Name of Article:
Adopting a Modern Ecological View of the Metropolitan Landscape: The Case of a Greenspace System for the New York City Region 
Title of Book/Journal:
Landscape and Urban Planning 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
January 1998     
Author(s):
Et al:
S.T.A. Pickett
W.C. Zipperer
R.V. Pouyat
R. Pirani
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
39 
Issue: 4
Pages: 295 - 308  
Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
   
EPA Number:
 
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Keyword(s):
NEW YORK-NEW YORK
LAND USE
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
The author proposes that concern about environmental quality and the long-term livability of urban areas is now a driving paradigm for planning professionals. Although a modern ecological framework exists, inappropriate or outdated concepts continue to be used in the context of land-use decision making. These classical concepts emphasize a static view of the landscape and focus on short term planing of single sites. The modern framework emphasizes a dynamic view of a biologically rich urban environment with a focus on interactions among multiple sites across temporal scales. The authors summarize this framework by presenting five key ecological principles-content, context, dynamics, heterogeneity and hierarchy-and use the New York City Metropolitan Area as a case study to illustrate how these principles might be applied to achieve specific planning goals,
 
 
       
 
 
 

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