Social-Environmental Planning: The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity / Edition 1

Social-Environmental Planning: The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity / Edition 1

by Chris Maser
     
 

ISBN-10: 1439814597

ISBN-13: 9781439814598

Pub. Date: 09/22/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With the environment, climate change, and global warming taking center stage in the national debate, the issues seem insurmountable and certainly unsolvable at the local level. Written by Chris Maser, international consultant on forest ecology, sustainable forestry practices, and sustainable development, Social-Environmental Planning: The Design Interface

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With the environment, climate change, and global warming taking center stage in the national debate, the issues seem insurmountable and certainly unsolvable at the local level. Written by Chris Maser, international consultant on forest ecology, sustainable forestry practices, and sustainable development, Social-Environmental Planning: The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity focuses on community based solutions, emphasizing how the heavy lifting of sustainability will always be done inside existing cities and communities. Based on the author’s forty years of experience, the book covers the sustainability of the planet and its population when dealing with climate change.

The book provides an in-depth understanding of the commonalities of pattern between Everyforest and Everycity. Maser suggests that before changes can be made, society must adapt to the circumstances of global climate change as they already are, and then determine what we can do to stabilize global climate as effectively and quickly as possible. He explores the reciprocal interface between communities and the landscape and how, when this interface is recognized and understood, it can create solutions that work. With this comprehension, people can adapt to the present and begin determining what they can do now to leave the planet a little better for each generation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439814598
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Series:
Social Environmental Sustainability Series, #1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

The Human Dimension of Social-Environmental Planning
How We Think
Introduction
Frame of Mind
Frame of Reference
Everyone Is Right from His or Her Own Perspective
Summation
Notes

Language and Communication
Introduction
The Process of Communication
Barriers to Effective Communication
Summation
Notes
Nature’s Rules of Engagement in Social-Environmental Planning

The Law of Cosmic Unification
Understanding the Law of Cosmic Unification
The Inviolate Biophysical Principles
Notes

Basic Components of Design
Introduction
Composition
Structure
Function
System-Altering Disturbances
The Negotiability of Constraints
Summation
Notes

Habitat, the Language of Boundaries
Food
Water
Shelter
Space
Privacy
Connectivity
Summation
Notes

Patterns Across the Landscape
Relationship and Pattern
Summation
Notes

Infrastructure
The Energy Interchange System
Conduits of Interchange
The Service Connection
The Transportation System: Efficiency or Effectiveness?
The Importance of Backups
Summation
Notes

Shared Relationships between Everyforest and Everycity
Cumulative Effects, Lag Periods, and Thresholds
The Triad in Everyforest
The Triad in Everycity
Summation
Notes

Age as an Archive of History
Age as an Archive
Why Save the Old?
Summation
Notes

Ecology and Economy
Gross Domestic Product
Eco-Efficiency
Genuine Economic Indicators
Reuniting Ecology and Economy
Summation
Notes

A Century for Healing
Toward Social-Environmental Equality in a Diverse World
The Beginnings of International Social Parity
Revisiting the Notion of Development
Summation
Notes

Social-Environmental Planning in Space and Time
Our Daily Relationships
Everyforest and Everycity as a Living Trust
Long-Term Social-Environmental Planning
Summation
Notes

Challenges for Social-Environmental Planning
Cultural Capacity
Controlling Our Human Population
What We Introduce into the Environment
Renewable Energy
Open Space
Centralized Generalization
The Urban-Wildlife Interface
Summation
Notes

Where Leaders Dare to Go
The Questions We Ask
The Lifestyle We Choose
The Economics We Employ
The Laws and Policies We Enact
The Landscape Patterns We Create
Notes
Glossary
Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Plants and Animals

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