Dr Fabiano Lemes, of the School of Architecture at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth is launching his latest book at the end of March.
Green Wedge Urbanism: History, Theory and Contemporary Practice will be launched at Blackwells on 29 March.
The book discusses increasing land pressures on towns and cities, who are also under pressure to promote more sustainable, connected communities, and the importance of green spaces within urban areas.
Lemes explores one of the alternative models to the ‘green belt’ – the ‘green wedge’ – and shows how this offers a successful model for integrating urban development and nature in existing and new towns and cities across the world.
Green wedges, considered here as ducts of green space running from the countryside into the centre of a city or town, are not only making a comeback in urban planning, but they have a deeper history in the twentieth century than many expect – a history that provides valuable insight and lessons in the employment of networked green spaces in city design and regional planning today.
Simon Guy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University, says, “Green Wedge Urbanism provides an original and potentially impactful contribution to urban theory, history and practice. The narrative of the book surface the concept of the Green Wedge historically and geographically, acting both as an archaeology of its meaning and a critical examination of its contemporary practice.”
Green Wedge Urbanism is available here.
All welcome; drinks and light snacks provided.