Breaking the Baltimore Runoff Machine

Steward T.A. Pickett When one traverses the old rowhouse neighborhoods of Baltimore, the immediate impression is a collection of buildings in intimate connection.  In the 19th century neighborhoods, which served a city of pedestrians or…

BES Synthesis and Integration Publication Timeline Available

BES has been a major source of integration among disciplines as it explores the structure, processes, and dynamics of Baltimore as a social-ecological system.  Some key integrative and synthetic papers have been assembled into a timeline. …

A New Book from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study

BES has been underway for more than 20 years.  Over that time, the many researchers, educators, and practitioners in the project have made significant contributions to understanding a metropolitan area as a social-ecological system.  So…

History of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study

Program description The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) began in 1998 with three questions to advance the understanding of urban areas as a novel and increasingly important ecosystem type: 1) Structure: What is the spatial and temporal patch…

Where Does the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology Apply?

The short answer is "Not just in Baltimore."  Let's explore this more deeply.  A school of thought is a broad way of thinking, strategy for research, and approach to problem solving that applies across a topic area.  A school…

What Do People Value About BES?

The 2018 twentieth annual meeting of BES participants, institutional partners, and interested citizens, provided an opportunity to ask people what they thought the most important finding or contribution of BES had been over those 20 years. …