01 urban ecology

Urban ecology refers to a theoretical understanding of urban actors and environments that emphasises the ways in which the components of urban life relate to one another. The study of urban ecology runs parallel to the traditional study of ecology in that these interrelationships often act outside of a strictly biological model. Urban ecology does not necessarily have anything to do with the impositions of (maybe convenient but ultimately arbitrary) dichotomies like country/city, natural/formal, visibility/invisibility, etc.. It is more closely aligned with identifying, analysing, and intervening in process, consumption, production, and succession in urban space; this can include anything from the study of waste management and food production to political process and changes in zoning code.


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