Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design / Edition 2

Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design / Edition 2

by James A. LaGro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471797987

ISBN-13: 9780471797982

Pub. Date: 11/09/2007

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Site analysis is the key to a well-designed project. In fact, the careful and complete analysis of a site and its surrounding context can lead to better development proposals, smoother design implementation, and, ultimately, higher quality built environments.

This carefully conceived book is the first to detail each crucial step in the site analysis and planning

Overview

Site analysis is the key to a well-designed project. In fact, the careful and complete analysis of a site and its surrounding context can lead to better development proposals, smoother design implementation, and, ultimately, higher quality built environments.

This carefully conceived book is the first to detail each crucial step in the site analysis and planning process, from site selection through design development. It shows how these activities are integrated to arrive at a site plan that successfully balances the needs of the client and other stakeholders with the site's suitability for the intended land uses. With more than 130 illustrations, this book includes many outstanding examples of maps and site plans created by leading land planning firms. It offers guidance on:

* Site identification, evaluation, and selection
* Site inventories of physical, biological, and cultural attributes
* Land use suitability analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
* Concept planning and design development
* Graphic communication with clients, government agencies, and other stakeholders

Filled with need-to-know information on the entire land planning and design process, Site Analysis is a vital addition to the library of students and professionals in landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and related areas.

This book will fill a void in the academic market by offering a comprehensive introduction to all stages of the site analysis process. The Second Edition of Site Analysis will detail each phase of the land planning and site design process, explain the influence of site and contextual conditions conditions on land use development and conservation decisions. It will also provide a valuable resource for professionals seeking design solutions for successful land use.

Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#sustainable_site.  WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471797982
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/09/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

PART I: PROCESS AND TOOLS.

Chapter 1: Shaping the Built Environment.

Introduction.

Toward Sustainable Built Environments.

The Power of Place, The Role of Design.

The Site Planning Process.

Conclusion.

Chapter 2. Visualization of Spatial Information.

Introduction.

Graphic Communication.

Mapping Fundamentals.

Principles of Effective Graphic Communication.

Base Maps.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Conclusion.

PART II: SITE SELECTION AND PROGRAMMING.

Chapter 3. Site Selection.

Introduction.

Site Selection Scope.

The Site Selection Process.

Conclusion.

Chapter 4. Programming.

Introduction.

Programming Methods.

Program Documentation.

Conclusion.

PART III: SITE INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS.

Chapter 5. Site Inventory: Physical Attributes.

Introduction.

Parcel Size and Shape.

Topography.

Geology.

Hydrology.

Soils.

Climate.

Hazards.

Conclusion.

Chapter 6. Site Inventory: Biological Attributes.

Introduction.

Vegetation.

Wildlife.

Conclusion.

Chapter 7. Site Inventory: Cultural Attributes.

Introduction.

Land Use and Tenure.

Land Use and Tenure.

Property Value.

Land Use Regulation.

Infrastructure.

Building Typology.

Historic Resources.

Perceptual Quality.

Conclusion.

Chapter 8. Site Analysis: Integration and Synthesis.

Introduction.

Spatial Analysis Fundamentals.

Site Opportunities.

Site Constraints.

Site Development Capacity.

Suitability Analysis.

Integration and Synthesis.

Conclusion.

PART IV: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION.

Chapter 9. Conceptual Design.

Introduction.

Sustainable Site Planning.

Design Determinants .

Creativity and Conceptual Design.

The Conceptual Design Process.

Anatomy of a Concept Plan.

Concept Plan Graphics.

Concept Evaluation and Refinement.

Conclusion.

Chapter 10. Design Development.

Introduction.

Design of the Built Environment.

Design Theory.

Open Space.

Circulation Systems.

Buildings.

Conclusion.

Chapter 11. Project Implementation.

Introduction.

Mitigating Development Impacts.

Construction Documents.

Construction Administration.

Public Review and Approvals.

Conclusion.

Appendix.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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