GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013
06318: Urban and Suburban Ecology (SCI 0631800)
Lecture - 4 credits
Monday Wednesday 11:30 - 1:00 Gund 517
Richard T.T. Forman
Wildlife, vegetation, soil, air, water, and aquatic ecosystems, together with their human uses, are related to the distinctive, especially spatial, attributes of suburban and urban landscapes. Topics addressed with ecological emphasis include: urban region; suburbanization, growth and sprawl; planned community and city; suburban town; greenway and greenbelt; large and small open-space types; rail line and trail; road and vehicle; fire and flood; groundwater, wetland, stream, river, and shoreline; commercial and industrial areas; development and neighborhood; house lot; building; and tiny green spaces.