Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People / Edition 2

Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People / Edition 2

by Paul Cawood Hellmund, Daniel Smith, Daniel Somers Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559633255

ISBN-13: 9781559633253

Pub. Date: 07/03/2006

Publisher: Island Press

How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move freely, and finding appropriate ways to bring people into nature. This book brings together examples from ecology,…  See more details below

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How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move freely, and finding appropriate ways to bring people into nature. This book brings together examples from ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, and recreation design to illustrate how greenways function and add value to ecosystems and human communities alike. Encompassing everything from urban trail corridors to river floodplains to wilderness-like linkages, greenways preserve or improve the integrity of the landscape, not only by stemming the loss of natural features, but also by engendering new natural and social functions. From 19th-century parks and parkways to projects still on the drawing boards, Designing Greenways is a fascinating introduction to the possibilities— and pitfalls—involved in these ambitious projects. As towns and cities look to greenways as a new way of reconciling man and nature, designers and planners will look to Designing Greenways as an invaluable compendium of best practices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559633253
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
07/03/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : greenway functions, design, and history1
2Greenway ecology and the integrity of landscapes : an illustrated primer42
3Greenways as wildlife corridors70
4Riparian greenways and water resources108
5The social ecology of landscape design : applications for greenways158
6Ecological greenway design207
Epilogue : landscape lines to hold259

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