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Main Title Ecological design and planning /
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Thompson, George F.
Steiner, Frederick R.
Publisher John Wiley,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 34477081
ISBN 0471156140; 9780471156147
Subjects Ecological landscape design--Congresses. ; Sustainable design--Congresses. ; Landscape ecology--Congresses. ; Landschaftsgestaltung.--(DE-588)4034350-9 ; Landschaftsplanung.--(DE-588)4034354-6 ; Landschaftsèokologie.--(DE-588)4034352-2 ; Umweltschutz.--(DE-588)4061644-7 ; Architecture du paysage--Aspect de l'environnement--Congrès. ; âEcologie du paysage--Congrès. ; Kongress. ; Aufsatzsammlung. ; Landscape design--Environmental aspects--Congresses
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EJAM  SB472.45.E36 1997 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/29/1999
EJBM  SB472.45.E36 1997 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/27/2002
Collation xiii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Papers from an international symposium entitled Landscape architecture: ecology and design and planning, held in Tempe, Ariz., Apr. 1993. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Landscape ecological planning / Forster Ndubisi -- The expanded field of landscape architecture / Elizabeth K. Meyer -- Ecology and landscape as agents of creativity / James Corner -- Landscape design and nature / Laurie Olin -- Landscape architecture and the changing city / Michael Laurie -- Ecology and the urban aesthetic / Mark Johnson -- Bioregional planning and ecosystem protection / Clair Reiniger -- Signature-based landscape design / Joan Hirschman Woodward -- Beyond stewardship toward partnership / Sally Schauman -- Fostering living landscapes / Carol Franklin -- Images of an ideal landscape and the consequences for design and planning / Meto J. Vroom -- Ecology and design / Ian L. McHarg. The common thread that runs through these essays is the authors' conviction that the growing rift in landscape design - ecology vs. aesthetics - is an artificial one. Each author expresses abiding concern for the ecological preservation and enhancement of the site, while demonstrating clearly - with both words and pictures - that the best designs are those that harmonize aesthetic form and ecological function. Ecological Design and Planning is a source of ideas and inspiration for landscape architects and planners, architects, and all those who understand the importance of designing with nature.