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Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development
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Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development

by Richard Malloy, John Brock, Anthony Floyd, Margaret Livingston, Robert H. Webb
 

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ISBN-10: 1439881359

ISBN-13: 9781439881354

Pub. Date: 01/09/2013

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The modern Southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development patterns in these cities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of the ancient living landscape to be replaced with one that is man-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural

Overview

The modern Southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development patterns in these cities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of the ancient living landscape to be replaced with one that is man-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. This book explains the natural and built environment of the Southwestern US and discusses the growth and the development tools for shaping the future of the region. It aims to help communities or organizations seeking solutions that restore or promote ecological balance between nature and the built environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439881354
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/09/2013
Pages:
620
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THE DESERT ENVIRONMENT

Deserts of the World, Sir Ron Cooke, Andrew Warren, and Andrew Goudie

Geology and Soils in Deserts of the Southwestern USA, William Stefanov and Douglas Green

Scales of Climate in Designing with the Desert, Anthony J. Brazel

Water Resources in the Desert Southwest, Robert H. Webb and Stanley A. Leake

Geologic and Hydrologic Hazards for Design, Robert H. Webb, Stanley A. Leake, and Richard A. Malloy

THE LIVING DESERT

Deep History and Biogeography of La Frontera, Thomas R. Van Devender

Vegetation Zones of the Southwest, Ward W. Brady

Wildlife and Anthropogenic Changes in the Arid Southwest, Brian K. Sullivan. David R. Van Haverbeke, and Carol Chambers

Healing the Wounds: An Example from the Sky Islands, Dave Foreman, Rurik List, Barbara Dugelby, Jack Humphrey, Bob Howard, and Andy Holdsworth

Plant Ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region, Mark A. Dimmit

Built to Bum, Stephen J. Pyne

Restoring Ecosystem Health in Frequent-Fire Forests of the American West, William Wallace Covington

DESERT PLANNING

Ecological Planning Method, Frederick Steiner

Growth Management, Sandy Bahr, Chad Campbell and Renee Guillory

Water Planning for Southwest Communities, Sharon Megdal Joanna Bate

Removable and Placed-Based Economies: Alternative Futures for America's Deserts, Kim Sorvig

Environmental Justice, Bob Bolin

Dwelling in Expanded Biotic Communities, Geoffrey Frasz

Dialogue with Developers, Richard Malloy

ECOLOGY IN DESIGN OF URBAN SYSTEMS

Ecological Design, David Orr

Rainwater Harvesting, Heather Kinkade-Levario

Designing Habitats in Urban Environments, Margaret Livingston

Native Plant Salvaging in Southwestern Deserts, Allan Dunstan

Green Solar Energy for Food and Biofuels Production in the Southwest, Mark Edwards

Desert Urbanism, Nan Ellin

URBAN SUSTAINABILITY

The Urbanization of Southwest Desert Cities, Richard Malloy

Creating Tomorrow, Vernon Swaback

Developing a Desert Vernacular: Greenbuilding and Ecological Design Programs in Scottsdale, Arizona, Anthony Floyd

Sustainable Energy Alternatives for the Southwest, David Barry

The Lean Alternative, Paolo Soleri

Ecology of Place: Creating a ProtoCity for the Southwest, Pliny Fisk III, Lovleen Gill-Aulakh, Cassidy Ellis, Janis Fowler and Jesse Miller

The Way Forward (Editors)

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