Forum publications

Please note that these publications can be obtained in paper format from the authors, or the UK Urban Ecology Forum Secretary.

2020 JuneCollated by Ian DouglasCOVID-19: Its impacts on ecology now and going forward (PDF 1021KB)
Thirty case studies from our members and others around the UK and around the world.
2020 April.Collated by Judy Ling Wong CBE.Culture Nature and Urban Spaces Sharing Best Practice grounded in nature-based solutions (PDF 35.6MB).
This E-book shares Best Practice examples presented at the World Urban Forum WUF10 at Abu Dhabi 2020. The examples were proposed by members of the UK Urban Ecology Forum.
2019 September.Ian Douglas.50 years change in urban land use and ecological planning globally in the era of design with nature (PDF 1.87MB). In Ecosystem Health and Sustainability.
ISSN: 2096-4129 (Print) 2332-8878 (Online) Journal.
2017 August.Landlife.Tale of Two Cities (PDF 4.79MB).
Report by Landlife for Grow Wild and Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and which is likely to have influence across both Manchester and Liverpool city regions and an evolving concept of a 'Northern Flower House'.
2016 November.Ian Douglas.The challenge of urban poverty for the use of green infrastructure on floodplains and wetlands to reduce flood impacts in intertropical Africa (PDF 1050KB).
2015 November.Ian Douglas, editor.Urban Ecology: Critical Concepts in Geography. 4 Volume set, 1st edition (PDF 80KB).
Ian Douglas has brought together in four volumes the canonical and the very best cutting-edge research. The collection enables users readily to comprehend the philosophies, theories, and history of Urban Ecology, and make sense of the biophysical character of the urban environment, and the diverse habitats found within it.
2014 November.Ian Douglas and Philip James.Urban Ecology. An Introduction, Routledge, London.
2012 July.Judy Ling Wong.Ethnic Environmental Participation. Volumes 1-5. Published by Black Environment Network.
Available from the Black Environment Network.
2012 July.Judy Ling Wong and Rachel Auckland.Ethnic Communities and Green Spaces - Guidance for Green Space Managers. Published by Black Environment Network.
Available from the Black Environment Network.
2010 December.Ian Douglas, David Goode, Michael C Houck and Rusong Wang (eds.).The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology, Routledge, Oxford.
2010 February.Ambra Burls, Grant Luscombe and Alison Millward.Discover Yourself Outside (PDF, 2390KB).
2009 October.EuroMAB.Doing Together-Learning Together (PDF, 2290KB).
2008 May. Edited by Gerald Dawe and Alison Millward.‘Statins and Greenspaces’: Health and the Urban Environment (PDF, 2440KB).
Proceedings of a conference held by the UK-MAB Urban Forum at University College London (UCL).
2008.Grant Luscombe, Richard Scott and Damian Young.Soil Inversion Works (PDF, 3750KB).
Published by Landlife, National Wildflower Centre.
2007.Peter Shirley.The Endless Village revisited (PDF, 1040KB).<
The original The Endless Village publication was 1978.
2007.john Box, Steve Berry, Ian Angus, Peter Cush and Pete Frost.Planning Local Nature Reserves (PDF, 720KB).
Published in Town and Country Planning.
2007 May. John Box.Increasing the Supply of Local Nature Reserves (PDF, 655KB). Published in Town and Country Planning.
2007 April.John Box and George Baker.Green Grids and Design Codes (PDF, 544KB).
Published in Town and Country Planning.
2007.Ambra Burls.People and Green Spaces: Promoting Public Health and Mental Well-being Through Ecotherapy (PDF, 410KB).
Published in Journal of Public Mental Health.
2006 April.David Goode.Report to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (PDF, 170KB).
2005 November.Ambra Burls and Woody Caan.Human Health and Nature Conservation (PDF, 132KB). Published in BMJ.
2004.Ambra Burls and Woody CaanSocial Exclusion and Embracement : A Helpful Concept? (PDF, 4040KB).
Published in Primary Health Care, Research and Development.
2003 October.UK-MAB Urban ForumThe UK-MAB Urban Forum Conference poster (PDF, 94KB).
Presented at Urban Biosphere & society: Partnership of Cities, New York Academy of Sciences.
2003 March.Chris Gordon & Peter ShirleyAll Things to All People – Parks and Semi-Natural Open Spaces in 21st Century Britain (PDF, 249KB).
Edited version published in Landscape Design.
2002 July.Chris Gordon & Peter ShirleyAll Things to All People – Parks and Semi-Natural Open Spaces in 21st Century Britain (PDF, 253KB).
2002 July.Greater London AuthorityConnecting with London's Nature. The Mayor of London's Biodiversity Strategy (PDF, 2690KB).
2002 May.Graham Turnbull (London Wildlife Trust).Review of the UK MAB Urban Wildlife Award for Excellence (PDF, 153KB).
Commissioned by the UK MAB Urban Forum.
2001 July.Pete Frost.Urban Biosphere Reserves: re-integrating people with the natural environment (PDF, 233KB).
(Reproduced with permission from Town and Country Planning).
May 2000.Ian Douglas & John Box.The Changing Relationship Between Cities and Biosphere Reserves (PDF, 130KB).
2000 April.George Barker.EuroMAB Work in Urban Areas (PDF, 19KB).
Summary of the UK-MAB Committee's Urban Forum.
2000.Edited by George Barker.Ecological Recombination in Urban Areas: Implications for Nature Conservation.
Published by English Nature, Peterborough.
1999.John Box & Peter Shirley.Biodiversity, Brownfield Sites and Housing (PDF, 1080KB).
Published in Town & Country Planning 68: 306-309.
1999.Peter Shirley & JohnBox.Biodiversity, Brownfield Sites and Housing: Quality of Life Issues for People and Wildlife.
Published by the Urban Wildlife Partnership, Newark.
1999.Ian Barrett.Urban Nature Areas and Practical Nature Conservation Activities – benefits for mental health and well being?
Urban Forum Discussion Paper.
1998.Ian Barrett.Involvement in Practical Nature Conservation: Benefits for Mental Health.
Urban Forum DiscussionPaper.
1998.John Box & George Barker.Delivering Sustainability Through Local Nature Reserves ((PDF, 1300KB).
Published in Town & Country Planning67: 360-363.
1998.GMA Barker & JD Box.Statutory Local Nature Reserves in the United Kingdom (PDF, 975KB).
Published in the Journal of Environmental Planningand Management 41: 629-642.
1998.UK-MAB Urban Forum.Local Nature Reserves: A Time for Reflection:a time for new action.
Urban Forum discussion paper.
1998 January.MaB Urban ForumLocal Nature Reserves. A Time for Reflection: a time for new action (PDF, 6790KB).
1997.George Barker.A Framework for the Future: green networks with multiple uses in and around towns and cities.
English Nature Research Report No.256.<
1996.Luscombe et al.Creative Conservation - Developing guidelines with the Urban Wildlife Partnership.
Leaflet published by the Urban Wildlife Partnership.
1996.George Barker.Ecological Characterisation of Settlements.
Urban Forum Discussion Paper.
1995.Harrison, Burgess, Milward & Dawe.Accessible Natural Greenspace in Towns and Cities: A review of appropriate size and distance criteria.
English Nature Research Report No 153.
1993.J Box & C Harrison.Natural Spaces in Urban Places (PDF, 1660KB).
Published in Town & Country Planning, 62:231-235.
1993.John Box & Carolyn Harrison.Standards for the Provision of Natural Open Space.
Urban Forum Discussion Paper. (Edited version published as Natural Spaces in Urban Places).
1992.Ian Douglas.Human Ecology and the Urban Environment.
Urban Forum Discussion Paper.

Draft papers and reports

2005 SeptemberIan DouglasUrban Greenspace and Mental Health (PDF, 141KB).
2005 MayPeter Jarvis and Christopher YoungThe Mapping of Urban Habitats and its Evaluation. (PDF, 764KB).
2005 SeptemberGerald DaweStreet Trees and Sustainability (PDF, 96KB).