Chapter 21. Urban Wastelands – A Chance for Biodiversity in Cities? Ecological Aspects, Social Perceptions and Acceptance of Wilderness by Residents

  1. Norbert Müller3,
  2. Peter Werner4 and
  3. John G. Kelcey5
  1. Juliane Mathey1 and
  2. Dieter Rink2

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch21

Urban Biodiversity and Design

Urban Biodiversity and Design

How to Cite

Mathey, J. and Rink, D. (2010) Urban Wastelands – A Chance for Biodiversity in Cities? Ecological Aspects, Social Perceptions and Acceptance of Wilderness by Residents, in Urban Biodiversity and Design (eds N. Müller, P. Werner and J. G. Kelcey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department Landscape Management & Restoration Ecology, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Landscape Architecture, Post-box, 450155, 99081 Erfurt, Germany

  2. 4

    Institute Housing and Environment, Annastr. 15, 64285 Darmstadt, Germany

  3. 5

    Ceckovice 14, Bor U Tachova 348 02, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. 1

    Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development – IOER, Weberplatz 1, D-01217 Dresden, Germany

  2. 2

    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Permoserstraße 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332667

Online ISBN: 9781444318654

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Keywords:

  • urban wastelands in European cities - ecological Aspects;
  • demographic change and shrinking cities in Europe;
  • European population decline and sustainable urban development;
  • urban wastelands - habitat/wilderness creation in densely build-up cities provide;
  • shrinking cities - new chances for biodiversity;
  • euryoecious species - species with unspecific habitat requirements;
  • sucession stages and habitat types on urban wastelands;
  • acceptance of urban wastelands and wilderness by residents;
  • urban wastelands biodiversity - planning aspects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Dimensions of shrinking cities in Europe

  • Shrinking cities – new chances for biodiversity

  • Investigations about acceptance of urban wastelands by residents

  • Planning aspects for urban wastelands

  • Conclusions

  • References