Biodiversity

“Across millennia [mute swans] symbolized transformation and devotion, light and beauty,” says a recent article in Wired. Not so much in New York City, where the city’s population of mute swans will be reduced to zero to protect other native species.
Feb 7, 2014   Wired
Biodiversity can be defined as the variety of habitats in a given area. It encompasses all living organisms, from birds, animals, insects and aquatic life to the bacteria in your gut. We have policy-approved definitions too. Opinion
Jan 6, 2014   By Steven Snell
Mixed-use, Smart Growth, Sustainability, Walkability, we have a tendency in urban planning to use generalizations for prescribing the right city form. Opinion
Oct 16, 2013   By Steven Snell
BioMap2 is designed to guide strategic biodiversity conservation in Massachusetts over the next decade by focusing land protection and stewardship on the areas that are most critical for ensuring the long-term persistence of rare and native species.
Apr 27, 2013   Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
A Swedish research center has been tasked by the government with valuating the services rendered by ecosystems and educating the public on the importance of biodiversity.
Feb 28, 2013   Sustainable Cities Collective
In the developed world, increased urbanization can be a net boon for the environment. Yet, writes Bryan Walsh, if not planned for carefully, the rapid urbanization of developing world could have a dramatic impact on climate change and biodiversity.
Sep 24, 2012   Time
Habitat fragmentation linked with urban sprawl and development has been shown to negatively impact biological diversity in animals, according to new research.
Sep 27, 2010   San Diego Union Tribune