Access to green space and the act of creating green spaces is well understood to promote human health, especially in therapeutic contexts among individuals suffering traumatic events. Less well understood, though currently being studied, is the role of access to green space and the act of creating and caring for it in promoting neighborhood health and well being as related to social-ecological system resilience. An important implication of Greening in the Red Zone lies in specific instances of greening and the presence of greened spaces in promoting and enhancing recovery, and perhaps resilience, in social-ecological systems disrupted or perturbed by violent conflict or other catastrophic disaster.
This edited volume provides illustration and interpretation of these phenomena through a series of cases or examples of Greening in the Red Zone, which will explore how access to green space and the act of creating green spaces in extreme situations might contribute to resistance, recovery, and resilience of social-ecological systems. "Greening in the Red Zone" takes important steps in advancing our understanding of what makes communities bounce back from disaster or violent conflict. The authors' findings that creating and caring for green space contributes positively to recovery and resilience adds to the toolkit of those working in disaster and conflict zones. William C. Banks, Director, INSCT.
List of Contributors.- Foreword by Lance Gunderson.- Preface and Acknowledgments.- Section 1- Foundations.- Section 2- Motives and Explanation .- Section 3- Cases & Practices.- Combined Index.