Urbanization: Planting Forests in Pots

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Taking plants from their original habitat and keeping them in pots is an illustrative example of manmade, power-oriented and unnatural habitation. Naturally, a plant cannot survive in a segregated environment of a pot. For this reason, diverse supportive activities such as watering, feeding or protecting must be planned. These supplying infrastructures create a great power for the caretaker over the life of the potted plant. Using the example of potted plants, this article tries to shed light on social and ecological problems of urbanization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-129
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
Issue number2
Early online date9 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Urbanization
  • Habitat
  • Ecology
  • Resilience
  • De-Urbanization
  • New York City.


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