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Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code: Guidelines for Sustainable Land Development

Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code: Guidelines for Sustainable Land Development

Diana Balmori, Gaboury Benoit

ISBN: 978-0-470-04984-6

Mar 2007

256 pages

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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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Acknowledgments.

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION.

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.

CHAPTER 2. WATER.

Site Drainage.

Impervious Surfaces.

Stormwater Quality.

Water Conservation and Reuse.

CHAPTER 3. SOILS.

Erosion Prevention and Control.

Soil Health and Integrity.

CHAPTER 4. AIR QUALITY AND MICROCLIMATE.

CHAPTER 5. LIVING RESOURCES.

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 Invasive Species.

CHAPTER 6. ENERGY.

CHAPTER 7. INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND MATERIALS.

CHAPTER 8. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING.

Erosion Prevention and Control.

Stormwater Management: Runoff Quality and Quantity.

Renewable Energy.

Computer Models.

CHAPTER 9. DIFFERENT PATHS TO SUSTAINABILITY.

Case Studies.

Points Checklist.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

  • Provides easy-to-understand quick bits of information for planners, landscape designers, architects, and developers to easily digest
  • Coauthor Diana Balmori, based in New York City, is well-known as one of the leading landscape and urban design practitioners in the United States
  • Covers technology topics such as water quality and hydrology, air pollution and micrometeorology, plant ecology and population ecology, onsite energy and transportation, environmental engineering, industrial ecology, and legal strategies for municipalities and developers
  • Includes a number of case examples of projects that illustrate the concepts
  • The book is the result of a course at Yale co-taught by Balmori and Benoit from both the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.