Stepping-stone city: process-oriented infrastructures to aid forest migration in a changing climate

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    Large-scale urbanisation has posed extreme challenges to the biota of the planet by creating non-permeable barriers to movement, especially in the context of global climate change. From a multi-scale perspective, this chapter discusses the importance of landscape connectivity in facilitating ecological processes and develops a conceptual framework of process-oriented green infrastructures. A study in the Greater Manchester area, UK is used to demonstrate the application of this framework to improve urban landscapes for climate-driven forest migration. The result reveals that the migration process at the metropolitan scale can be facilitated by a large number of stepping stones formed by small landscape interventions at site scales.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Nature-Driven Urbanism
    Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Urban Design Thinking
    EditorsRob Roggemma
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Chapter4
    Pages65-80
    Number of pages16
    Volume2
    Edition1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 04 Oct 2019

    ID: 167357846