Living Landscape: An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning (McGraw-Hill professional architecture)

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This is an award-winning guide to ecologically-sound landscapes! The first edition of Frederick Steiner's "The Living Landscape: An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning", won a coveted ASLA merit award. This revised Second Edition's strong design-oriented approach meets the needs of today's professionals, focusing on how to create a plan and explains each major step with examples from various localities. The new edition links each step to current planning practice and to new theory in landscape ecology and sustainable development. You'll find: more than 20 case studies covering urban, suburban, rural, domestic and international environments Scores of checklists and step-by-step procedures; details for conducting environmental impact assessments; full coverage of zoning, land use, and other regulatory issues; and much more.

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A resource for tomorrow as well as today, The Living Landscape is your ecological planning action manual one that working professionals will rely on time and again, and one that fits perfectly with the practical focus of today's urban and landscape curricula. An American Society of Landscaping Architecture Merit Award Winner, this exemplary, much-praised resource offers: a systematic, highly useful approach to landscape planning that maximizes ecological objectives, community service, and citizen participation; more than 20 challenging case studies that demonstrate how problems were met and overcome from rural America to large cities; scores of checklists and step-by-step methods; hands-on help with practical zoning, land use, and regulatory issues; coverage of major advances in GIS technology and global sustainability standards; more than 150 illustrations.

"A major work in the field."
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Landscape goes deeper than appearances, and for many years famed planner Frederick Steiner's The Living Landscape has steered landscape architects and environmental planners toward meaningful, lasting values and aesthetics in design. Now this revised and updated editon of The Living Landscape offers Dr. Steiner's design-oriented ecological approach in a thoroughly practical framework for today's professionals, in today's world. In addition, The Living Landscape continues its award-winning role as a premier teaching tool for planners and architects in training.

About the Author:

Frederick Steiner (Tempe, AZ) is the Director of the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture at Arizona State University. He holds B.S., M.C.P., M.R.P., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in planning from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Pennsylvania. As a professional planner he has managed a number of urban master plans, including Denver and Phoenix. He recently won a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency's Sustainable Development Program, and he was elected to the 1997-1998 Rome Prize Fellowship. Prof. Steiner is the author of hundreds of papers in addition to the first edition of this book.

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