The Living Landscape, Second Edition: An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning / Edition 2

The Living Landscape, Second Edition: An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning / Edition 2

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by Frederick R. Steiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597263966

ISBN-13: 9781597263962

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Island Press

The Living Landscape is a manifesto, resource, and textbook for architects, landscape architects, environmental planners, students, and others involved in creating human communities. Since its first edition, published in 1990, it has taught its readers how to develop new built environments while conserving natural resources. No other book presents such a

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The Living Landscape is a manifesto, resource, and textbook for architects, landscape architects, environmental planners, students, and others involved in creating human communities. Since its first edition, published in 1990, it has taught its readers how to develop new built environments while conserving natural resources. No other book presents such a comprehensive approach to planning that is rooted in ecology and design. And no other book offers a similar step-by-step method for planning with an emphasis on sustainable development. This second edition of The Living Landscape offers Frederick Steiner’s design-oriented ecological methods to a new generation of students and professionals.

The Living Landscape offers

• a systematic, highly practical approach to landscape planning that maximizes ecological objectives, community service, and citizen participation
• more than 20 challenging case studies that demonstrate how problems were met and overcome, from rural America to large cities
• scores of checklists and step-by-step guides
• hands-on help with practical zoning, land use, and regulatory issues
• coverage of major advances in GIS technology and global sustainability standards
• more than 150 illustrations.

As Steiner emphasizes throughout this book, all of us have a responsibility to the Earth and to our fellow residents on this planet to plan with vision. We are merely visiting this planet, he notes; we should leave good impressions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597263962
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
394
Sales rank:
637,757
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to The First Edition
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Identifying Issues and Establishing Planning Goals
Chapter 3. Inventory And Analysis of the Biophysical Environment
Chapter 4. Human Community Inventory and Analysis
Chapter 5. Suitability Analysis
Chapter 6. Planning Options and Choices
Chapter 7. Landscape Plans
Chapter 8. Continuing Citizen Involvement and Community Education
Chapter 9. Testing Planning Concepts through Design
Chapter 10. Plan and Design Implementation
Chapter 11. Administration of Planning Programs
Chapter 12. Conclusion
 
Appendix A
Appendix B
Glossary
Acronyms
Bibliography
Index

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