7. From Wasteland to Wilderness – Aspects of a New Form of Urban Nature

  1. Matthias Richter3 and
  2. Ulrike Weiland4
  1. Dieter Rink1 and
  2. Harriet Herbst2

Published Online: 13 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch7

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

How to Cite

Rink, D. and Herbst, H. (2011) From Wasteland to Wilderness – Aspects of a New Form of Urban Nature, in Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework (eds M. Richter and U. Weiland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Germany

  2. 4

    Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

  2. 2

    Freelance translator, Leisniger Chaussee 10, 04769 Ablass, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333398

Online ISBN: 9781444345025

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Keywords:

  • wasteland to wilderness, new urban nature;
  • wilderness in urban context;
  • urban wilderness;
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN);
  • wastelands and urban wilderness;
  • unused sites of urban areas;
  • urban wilderness in planning;
  • urban wilderness ecology;
  • educational value of wilderness;
  • city–nature relationship, debatable

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Urban wilderness – some attempts at defining the term

  • Wastelands as a source of urban wilderness

  • Urban wilderness in planning

  • On the ecology of urban wilderness

  • Urban wilderness in a social context

  • Educational value of urban wilderness

  • Conclusions

  • References