EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT


Urban Ecology

East St. Louis Action Research Project
Lansdowne Neighborhood Redevelopment 2001


The Foundations of Urban Ecology:

Urban Ecology was founded in the 1970ís by Richard Register in Berkley, California to "rebuild cities
in balance with nature." (Urban Ecology as the Basis of Urban Planning: Sukopp)

Ecology: The study of the relationship between living things and their environment.

Urban Ecology: The study of the interactions between biological communities and the urban environment
                          and its goal is to achieve a balance between human culture and the natural environment.
                                                    (Environmental Science: Botkin & Keller)

Original Objectives:

Environmental Policy:
         (http://www.epa.gov)

Other Topics Related to Urban Ecology
 

Principles for the Creation of Ecological Citites

Ecological Communities

Land: Patches, Edges & Boundaries, Corridors, Mosaics, Local Agriculture, Transportation, Urban Heat Island, and Recycling

Water: Contamination and Hazards

Air: Pollution

Community Building Solutions for Lansdowne

The Present and Future of Lansdowne

Recommendations for Lansdowne Based on Ubran Ecology


Arial Photo of Lansdowne and surrounding neighborhoods.
 http://www.terraserver.com


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Document author(s) : Lisa Fricker, Elizabeth Hines & Tricia LoDestro
HTML by : Lisa Fricker & Elizabeth Hines
Last modified: April 8, 2001

EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT