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Ferne Edwards

Introduction: Mapping the Multispecies City in Theory, Methods and Practice
Ferne Edwards, Lucia Alexandra Popartan and Ida Nilstad Pettersen

Part I: Making Visible Diverse Urban Natures

Chapter 1. Life After Dark: Multispecies Encounters in the Nocturnal City
Nick Dunn

Chapter 2. Making Urban Nature Visible (With a Focus on Insects)
Ferne Edwards

Chapter 3. Let the City Walls Go Wild: Finding Safety in Urban Edgelands
Hannah Cowan and Sam Knight

Chapter 4. A Bear and Those Things Beneath my Knees: Nature in Settler-Colonial Los Angeles
Chima Michael Anyadike-Danes

Chapter 5. East End Jam: A Multi-Sensory Urban Foraging Artwork
Clare Qualmann and Amy Vogel

Chapter 6. Illuminating the Worlds We Produce: A Reflexive Approach to Urban Natures Research
Lisa de Kleyn, Brian Coffey and Judy Bush

Part II: (Re)Connecting Urban Natures

Chapter 7. Layering Identity, Place and Be-longing Between Nature and Urbanity
Tracey M. Benson

Chapter 8. A ‘Democracy of Compost’: Neo-materialist Encounters in Urban Spaces
Monique Wing and Emma L. Sharp

Chapter 9. Caring for Foxes at a London Allotment: Tales from a Contested Interspecies Playground
Jan van Duppen

Chapter 10. Relational Growing: Reimagining Contemporary Aboriginal Agriculture in Colonialized Cityscapes
Dominique Chen

Chapter 11. ‘War on Weeds’: On Fighting and Caring for Native Nature in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
Jeannine-Madeleine Fischer

Chapter 12. Designing with Bees: Integrating More-than-Human Knowledges in Brussels’ Cityscapes
Jolein Bergers, Bruno Notteboom and Viviana d’Auria

Part II: Politicizing Urban Natures

Chapter 13. Reducing Vulnerability Through Gardening? The Mobilization of Urban Natures during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Andrew McKenzie and Ginny Stein

Chapter 14. ‘I don’t care about tomatoes’: Building Situated Urban Commons in Girona
Lucia Alexandra Popartan, Josep Pueyo, Enric Cassú, Richard Pointelin, Joana Castellar, Joaquim Comas

Chapter 15. Urban Fog Oasis Conservation: Endangerment, Invasiones and Informal Urbanization in Lima
Chakad Ojani

Chapter 16. Haunting Natures: The Politics of Green Reparations in Baltimore, MD
Mariya Shcheglovitova and John-Henry Pitas

Chapter 17. Urban Trees as ‘Furniture’? The More-than-Human Politics of Moving Gothenburg’s Mature Trees
Mathilda Rosengren

Chapter 18. ‘There’s a Strong Green Wind Blowing’. Drawing the Politics of Street Trees in Practice
Hanne Cecilie Geirbo and Ida Nilstad Pettersen

Conclusion: Reflections and Future Directions for Researching Urban Natures
Ferne Edwards


Urban Natures

Living the More-than-Human City

Edited by Ferne Edwards, Lucia Alexandra Popartan and Ida Nilstad Pettersen

344 pages, 54 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-082-4 Hb Published (September 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80539-359-7 eBook