The Cultural Landscape of Urban Woodland

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Author(s): Cecil Konijnendijk
Published in: Springer (March, 2018)
URL: Springer

The Forest and the City

Amsterdamse Bos, Bois de Boulognes, Epping Forest, Hong Kong’s country parks, Stanley Park: throughout history cities across the world have developed close relationships with nearby woodland areas. In some cases, cities have even developed – and in some cases are promoting – a distinct ‘forest identity’. This book introduces the rich heritage of these city forests as cultural landscapes, and shows that cities and forests can be mutually beneficial.

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