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Trees in urban landscapes

  • Bernardo Gut

Abstract

Human settlements have always implied a drawback for the natural state of the environment. But in the course of replacing forests, meadows, marshes by buildings, streets, marketplaces, men also developed a strong desire to incorporate natural elements into urban design: The early Egyptians, e.g., planted trees in regular symmetrical rows along their temple avenues and in their gardens; the Assyrians created geometrically designed parks within the boundaries of their cities in 700 BC; the Arabs developed exquisite gardens in Andalusia and Sicily that were maintained, copied and modified by those who overthrew them.

Keywords

Urban Landscape Urban Design Juglans Regia Cupressus Lusitanica Tamarix Gallica 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernardo Gut
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  1. 1.Institute for Systematic BotanyUniversity of ZürichBaselSwitzerland

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