Sustainable Rural and Urban Ecosystems: Design, Implementation and Operation

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Design, Implementation and Operation of Human Ecosystem: Concepts and Methods

  • Gunther GellerAffiliated withIngenieurökologische Vereinigung IÖV
  • , Detlef GlücklichAffiliated withBureau for Sustainable Design

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For designing, constructing and operating human ecosystems practical approaches and tools are required. The general requirement is that they must be based on a holistic ecosystem approach, which encompasses all the ecosystem elements: the place, the fluxes and the inhabitants. And because it is a human ecosystem, it must include the technical-cultural parts of the system in particular (Fig. 3.1).