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View Resource Urban Rivers Awareness

The Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia) hosts this page on Urban Rivers Awareness. Offering information both general (e.g., the importance of water and watersheds) and specific (e.g., Manatwany Creek dam study), the site introduces viewers to urban river issues via an ecological study on the removal of a dam in Pennsylvania. Site content is directed towards raising awareness of urban rivers...

http://www.ansp.org/research/environmental-research/
View Resource Urban Neighbors.

Urban Neighbors, a New York Public Library (NYPL) Exhibition, raids the Library's vast collections for illustrations, dating from the mid-17th century to the 20th, showing the creatures that live side-by-side with humans in New York City. The show "celebrates ...the abundance of wildlife within its five boroughs. It refutes the canard that pigeons, cockroaches, and rats are the city's only local...

http://web-static.nypl.org/exhibitions/urbanneighbors/flash....
View Resource Urban Habitats

_Urban Habitats_, published by the Center for Urban Restoration Ecology (CURE), is "a peer-reviewed, fully indexed scientific journal written and edited for a wide audience of researchers, restoration ecologists, park and preserve managers, government officials, and naturalists." The premier issue of this e-journal (focused on urban flora worldwide) is available online, and researchers are...

http://www.urbanhabitats.org/index.html
View Resource Baltimore Ecosystem Study

Many ecologists work to understand how various parts of a given ecological system work or function with other systems in their vicinity, but relatively few attempt to bring together all of this work with major urban areas. One such impressive project is the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, which aims to understand metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system; and in doing so, bring together...

http://beslter.org/
View Resource Urban Ecology

When people think about the concept and idea of ecology, they may not immediately picture a bustling urban street or a network of interconnected bike paths. Since 1975, a group of architects and activists have been thinking about exactly those things in terms of urban ecology (and a good deal more to boot), coupling it with a conviction that urban ecology can draw on ecology, public participation...

https://urbanecologycenter.org/
View Resource The Cities Alliance

Sponsored by the World Bank and other organizations, the Cities Alliance is "a global coalition of cities and their development partners committed to scaling up successful approaches to poverty reduction." The "News" area is front and center on their homepage and it provides a fine overview of their work, which ranges from concerted efforts to upgrade slums in the developing world, developing...

http://www.citiesalliance.org/
View Resource Urban foragers wander around the city in search of food, communion, and conversation

Documentary about urban foragers in Chicago http://boingboing.net/2009/01/07/short-documentary-ab.html The freegans' creed: waste not, want not http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/19/freegan-environment-food Forage Oakland http://forageoakland.blogspot.com/ Urban Edibles http://urbanedibles.org/ Wild Food Tours http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/ Wandering around...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0731
View Resource Nature in the City

Nature in the City is a project of the Earth Island Institute, and is "wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration and stewardship of the [San] Franciscan bioregion." Their website's "About" section gives a thorough explanation of not only their goals, as well as a definition of nature. Furthermore, this section provides some philosophical insight into what exactly "urban nature"...

http://natureinthecity.org/