Circular City + Living Systems Lab

October 4, 2014

Growing Urbanism: An Evolutionary Urban Ecology in Cascadia

Book chapter in Now Urbanism: The New City is Here, Routledge, 2015

Abstract

Imagine a city in which nature and urban form are indistinguishable. Food grows in permaculture gardens where people live and work; tidelands re-emerge in industrial zones, allowing rivers to return to their meandering past; and twentieth-century infrastructure is replaced by biologically engineered soft systems that generate increasingly complex ecosystems. The beginnings of Growing Urbanism flourish amid the monuments of a bygone industrial era.

Citation

Proksch, Gundula. Josh Brevoort, Lisa Chun. 2015. “Growing Urbanism: An Evolutionary Urban Ecology in Cascadia.” In Now Urbanism: The New City is here, edited by Jeff Hou, Ben Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom. London ; New York: Routledge.