ISBN-10:
1439814597
ISBN-13:
9781439814598
Pub. Date:
09/22/2009
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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

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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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"Using a charismatic discourse and witty convictions, Chris Maser argues that the functionality of nature’s design can be and has been used as a guiding framework to build human communities. ... Maser’s ability to bridge scientific theory with social psychology is compelling. ... Not since Jones and Cloke’s Tree cultures: The place of trees and trees in their place (2002), and Konijnendijk’s The forest and the city: The cultural landscape of urban woodland (2008), has there been a text so comprehensively bridging urban nature, human culture, and structural process. ... Through practical logic, scientific explanation, and unparalleled social insight and intuition, Maser breaks down stereotypical absolutisms in environmental management planning. ... the book offers excellent insight into the relationships, functions, and parallels of forests and cities; human behaviour; and also management planning strategies. Set against the backdrop of global climate change, this book reinforces the idea that thinking about green nature in relation to urbanization processes is integral to developing sustainable communities in the interest of human health and quality of living."
—Adrina Bardekjian, York University, The Canadian Geographer, 2012, 56(3)

"… provides an important and unique perspective on the strong relationships and parallels between human-made systems and structures and other natural systems and structures. The convergence of the social and physical sciences; of science and spirituality; of art and science and of other previously isolated fields of endeavor and belief will be, I believe, the hallmark of this century. Chris's book elegantly weaves together two such realms of thought and understanding. … I believe this book will make a significant contribution …"
—Jane Silberstein, Bainbridge Island, Washington

"Maser makes a compelling case for the importance of maintaining Nature's processes, which ultimately sustain the quality of our life."
—R.S. Whaley, Ph. D., President, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York

"I am very impressed by the contribution you have made to Oregon's natural environment and our collective quality of life."
—John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., Governor, State of Oregon

"Author, lecturer, and international consultant on forest management issues, Chris Maser of Corvallis, Oregon, is known to some as the 'Ghandi of the Forest.' … His informed, nonadversarial approach toward environmental issues and competing interest groups has won him the respect of conservationists, government agencies, and members of the timber industry …"
—Will Hornyak, The Stewards' Journal

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