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The World’s Urban Forests

History, Composition, Design, Function and Management

  • This book is the only book on this topic

  • It expands the regional view presented in current urban forest management texts to a world wide perspective

  • This book contains 85 hand drawn figures


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 1-4
  3. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 5-9
  4. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 27-70
  5. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 71-139
  6. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 141-188
  7. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 189-205
  8. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 207-220
  9. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 221-236
  10. Joe R. McBride
    Pages 237-253
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 255-266

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

  1. 1.Landscape Architecture and EnvironmentalUniversity of California Landscape Architecture and EnvironmentalBerkeleyUSA

About the authors

Joe McBride is Emeritus Professor of Urban Forestry in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (see attached)

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The World’s Urban Forests
  • Book Subtitle History, Composition, Design, Function and Management
  • Authors Joe R. McBride
  • Series Title Future City
  • Series Abbreviated Title Future City
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-52107-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84822-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-52108-4
  • Series ISSN 1876-0899
  • Series E-ISSN 1876-0880
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 266
  • Number of Illustrations 84 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Landscape Architecture
    Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
    Urban History
    Urban Ecology
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