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Maria Jose Zapata and Michael Hall

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306375

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306375.001.0001

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The Ecological and Environmental Significance of Urban Wastelands and Drosscapes

The Ecological and Environmental Significance of Urban Wastelands and Drosscapes

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(p.21) Two The Ecological and Environmental Significance of Urban Wastelands and Drosscapes
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Organising waste in the city
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C. Michael Hall

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306375.003.0002

The chapter explores the significance of “drosscapes” and the different understandings of city and suburban wastelands. It highlights how such wastelands may in fact be very ecologically rich and important for the conservation of biodiversity and even endangered species. The chapter also draws parallels between contemporary urban understandings of wasteland to historical notions of wasteland and its importance for conservation.

Keywords:   Drosscapes, wastelands, urban ecology, cities and biodiversity

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