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Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process, and Case Studies for Integrating Site and Region in Landscape Design

ISBN: 978-0-470-18783-8
288 pages
December 2009
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Sustainable Site Design introduces the core concepts of sustainability as applied to landscape architecture. Focusing on site-scale design, this book provides a regional framework for integrating sustainable practices throughout the design process. From landscape analysis to program and design development, each design phase is illustrated with detailed case studies covering a broad range of innovative built landscape architectural projects.
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 Landscape Sustainability Framework and Criteria.

2 Program Development—Menomonee Valley Industrial Center.

3 Stakeholder Influence—Whitney Water Purification Facility.

4 Regional and Site Assessment—Sandstone Visitor Center.

5 Form-Making—Paradise Valley Residence.

6 Design Efficiency—Gannett/USA Today Headquarters.

7 User Experience—Tanner Springs Park.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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Claudia Dinep, ASLA, former principal with the firm of Rolf Sauer and Partners in Philadelphia, currently consults, lectures, and writes on landscape sustainability.

Kristin Schwab, ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect and an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut.

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"Written to serve as a textbook and reference for those in the field of landscape architecture and community planning, the purpose of this volume is to address the environmental and societal needs relating to the development of a sustainable landscape. Heavily illustrated with photographs and design plans, the publication contains a valuable glossary and bibliography." (Chicago Botanic Garden, 2010)
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