The World’s Urban Forests

History, Composition, Design, Function and Management

  • Joe R. McBride

Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


The purpose of this book is to examine urban forests in cities around the world. It will ask questions about the history, composition, structure, and management of trees in urban areas. Data for this book was collected in 33 cities across broad geographical areas known as biomes. Constraints and opportunities imposed on urban forest composition, design, and management by the ecological characteristics of these biomes will be examined. The book will also address the cultural and historical factors that influenced the characteristics of urban forests around the world.


Urban forestry Landscape architecture Urban planning Urban geography Urban history Composition Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Joe R. McBride
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  1. 1.Landscape Architecture and EnvironmentalUniversity of California Landscape Architecture and EnvironmentalBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52107-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52108-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-0899
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-0880
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