Biodiversity Planning and Design: Sustainable Practices

Biodiversity Planning and Design: Sustainable Practices

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Biodiversity Planning and Design: Sustainable Practices

How do you measure biodiversity, and why should landscape architects and planners care? What are the essential issues, the clearest terminology, and the most effective methods for biodiversity planning and design? These are a few of the critical questions that Ahern, Leduc, and York answer in this timely and useful book. Using real-world case studies from across the United States, the authors show how an interdisciplinary approach led by planners and designers with conservation biologists, restoration ecologists, and natural and social scientists can yield successful results and sustainable practices.

About the Author:
Jack Ahern is professor of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

About the Author:
Mary Lee York is currently working on her masters of landscape architecture degree at UMass while teaching high school biology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597261098
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Case study methods and design     1
Introduction: Biodiversity Planning and Design     3
Woodland Park Zoo     23
Devens Federal Medical Center Complex: Stormwater Project     37
Crosswinds Marsh     47
Willamette Valley Alternative Futures Project     57
Florida Statewide Greenways System Planning Project     69
Conclusions and Discussion     79
Acknowledgements     91
Glossary     93
Bibliography     99
Index     107

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