A guide to urban environmental action: taking the imaginative approach to raising awareness
The ultimate guide aimed at those interested in urban environmental action, from the concerned individual, through to project officers with responsibility for encouraging community action.
The key to successful city greening is community action. Urban conservation is all about local people doing something in their own locality with their neighbours, friends, workmates or club members, often with a knock-on benefit to the rest of the community.
The Urban Handbook subjects
A look at some important questions about any group or community project - setting up a group, involving others, and some activities you can run.
People and urban spaces
The interaction of people and urban green space, including perceptions of green spaces, the way we use them and how much we care about them.
The practical aspects of planning, creating and managing projects, including an introduction to various habitats and their management.
The original, printed TCV handbook "The Urban Handbook, a practical handbook" contained 138 pages. Every one of these pages is included in these digital versions. Your subscription would also give you unlimited access to all of our practical conservation handbooks.
There are over 2,000 illustrations covering all 10 handbooks. These will be constantly added to and improved. We will also add photographs and videos to bring the pages to life.
The Practical Handbook series was started in the 1970s, with most of the original titles remaining in print throughout, and new titles being added over the years. There has been a rolling programme of revision with most printed Handbooks now in their umpteenth edition.