As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, an understanding of the context, mechanisms, and consequences of urban environments becomes more important. This issue involves both the climatic environment in and around cities and the remnants of the natural world in cities, or what I’ll generally call “urban open space.” My interests in urban environments prompted me to write Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments published by the University of Chicago Press (hopefully in 2011).

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