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Cities That Think like Planets This page intentionally left blank Cities That Think like Planets Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems Marina Alberti University of Washington Press Seattle and London Cities That Think like Planets was made possible in part by a subvention from the College of Built Enviroments at the University of Washington. A slightly different version of chapter 6 appears in Marina Alberti, “Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in an Urbanizing Planet,” Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30, no. 2 (February 2015): 114–26.© 2016 by the University of Washington Press Printed and bound in the United States of America 20 19 18 17 16  5 4 3 2 1 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. University of Washington Press Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Alberti, M. (Marina), author. Title: Cities that think like planets : complexity, resilience, and innovation in hybrid ecosystems / Marina Alberti. Description: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2016] | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016001726 | ISBN 9780295996660 (hardcover : alk. paper) Subjects: LCSH: Urban ecology (Sociology) | Urban ecology (Biology) | Resilience (Ecology) | Ecosystem management. Classification: LCC HT241 .A4353 2016 | DDC 307.76—dc23 LC record available at The paper used in this publication is acid-free and meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48–1984. ∞ To Matteo This page intentionally left blank ...


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