Urban landscape networks: An ecological planning framework

Edward A. Cook

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This paper presents a framework for the planning of urban landscape networks in an attempt to have nature areas integrated into traditional urban land-use planning. The biophysical and socio-economic benefits of such a network are discussed to provide justification for this incorporation. A framework is described, building upon ecological planning processes and incorporating theory and methodology from landscape ecology. The framework includes an assessment of natural and cultural resources, formulating the spatial structure of the network and examination of network components. Implementation strategies are discussed within the context of traditional urban land-use planning practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalLandscape Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991


  • Ecology Urban Planning
  • Landscape-USA-Arizona Recreation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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