Dr Fabiano Lemes, from the School of Architecture, has written a book entitled Green Wedge Urbanism, which was published on the 23rd of February 2017.
Following the book release, Fabiano will lead a lecture, open to staff and students across the CCI Faculty, on the 1st of March 2018, in EW 1.11, at 12 pm.
Part history, and part contemporary argument, this book first examines the emergence and global diffusion of the green wedge in town planning in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, placing it in the broader historic context of debates and ideas for urban planning with nature, before going on to explore its use in contemporary urban practice.
Examining their relationship to green infrastructures, landscape ecology and landscape urbanism and their potential for sustainable cities, it highlights the continued relevance of a historic idea in an era of rapid climate change.
“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.” – Simon Guy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University, UK