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Ornamental plants and the production of nature(s) in the Spanish real estate boom and bust : the case of Alicante

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

HERNANDEZ, M.
Instituto Interuniversitaruio de Geografia, Univ., Alicante, Espagne
MORALES, A.
Instituto Interuniversitaruio de Geografia, Univ., Alicante, Espagne
SAURI, D.
Departament de Geografia, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Espagne


Description :
Through a political ecology approach, the AA. analyze how ornamental species have become a fundamental part of new natures induced by urbanization in the Spanish province of Alicante. They connect the economic and ecological characteristics of ornamental plants like the palm tree to urbanization and real estate trends in Alicante. The results indicate that, in Alicante, economic recession and environmental crises (manifested in the pests affecting palm trees) have mutually reinforced one other, creating a new geography of ecological desolation in many areas.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban geography, issn : 0272-3638, 2014, vol. 35, n°. 1, p. 71-85, nombre de pages : 15, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Silver Spring, MD, Winston

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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