Chapter 8. Urban Flora: Historic, Contemporary and Future Trends

  1. Norbert Müller2,
  2. Peter Werner3 and
  3. John G. Kelcey4
  1. Philip James

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch8

Urban Biodiversity and Design

Urban Biodiversity and Design

How to Cite

James, P. (2010) Urban Flora: Historic, Contemporary and Future Trends, in Urban Biodiversity and Design (eds N. Müller, P. Werner and J. G. Kelcey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

    Ceckovice 14, Bor U Tachova 348 02, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Urban Nature, Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Peel Building, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT, United Kingdom

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332667

Online ISBN: 9781444318654



  • urban flora - historic, contemporary and future trends;
  • population growth, 2000 and 2050 - rise by 50% to reach 9.19 billion;
  • International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - greenhouse gas emissions;
  • implications for convention on biological diversity;
  • technological change - predicting an availability of cheap energy;
  • Water, coal and, latterly, oil have fuelled technological advancement


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Historic and contemporary trends in urban flora

  • The future?

  • Implications for the Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Acknowledgements

  • References