The Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code: Guidelines for Environmentally Sustainable Land Development / Edition 1

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Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code offers a pioneering method to develop sites in harmony with natural processes. While the LAND Code can be readily used in conjunction with LEED, EPA, and other guidelines, it features several unique characteristics, including recommendations based on peer-reviewed scientific research, a system that is accessible to non-experts, and extensive use of photographs and diagrams to illustrate practices and procedures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470049846
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2007
  • Series: Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.29 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

DIANA BALMORI, PhD, is the founder of New YorkCity–based Balmori Associates, a firm that is internationallyrecognized for its success in realizing complex urban projects thatintegrate innovative sustainability systems and patterns of usewithin an overarching sense of place. Her firm has created masterplans ranging from a blueprint for Bilbao, Spain, to the design forthe Farmington Canal Rail Trail to a waterfront park on theMississippi River. Balmori Associates is implementing a46,000-square-foot network of green roofs in Long Island City, NewYork. She has been appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Artsthrough 2007. Balmori teaches at the Yale School of Architecture aswell as at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

GABOURY BENOIT, PhD, is associate dean for research andprofessor of Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Engineeringat the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. AtYale, he is also director of the Center for Coastal and WatershedSystems and codirector of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology. Dr.Benoit's research focuses on the behavior, transport, and fate ofchemicals in natural waters, soils, sediments, and biota. Specialareas of interest are non-point source pollutants, toxiccontaminants, and human–environment interactions in urbanareas.

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Table of Contents



What This Book is About.

Why This Book.

How to Use This Book.

How Land Code Points Were Determined.

How We Use the Term Sustainability.

How This Book Came About.


Site Drainage.

Impervious Surfaces.

Stormwater Quality.

Water Conservation and Reuse.


Erosion Prevention and Control.

Soil Health and Integrity.



Living Resources Conservation Plan.

Preserving and Restoring Habitat.

Buffering Critical Habitat.

Landscape Connectivity.

Road Placement and Design.

Native Species and Landscape Heterogeneity.

Selected Resources for Identifying Native and InvasiveSpecies.




Erosion Prevention and Control.

Stormwater Management: Runoff Quality and Quantity.

Renewable Energy.

Computer Models.


Case Studies.

Points Checklist.




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