Landscape Architecture : A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design, Hardback Book

Landscape Architecture : A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design Hardback

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The most comprehensive, current guide to the theoryand practice of landscape architectureFor more than 50 years, this pioneering guide has served as the foremost resource on the principles and practices of landscape architecture.

Now, the book has been revised to address the latest developments in the field, providing a comprehensive, current presentation of the profession. Richly illustrated with more than 400 full-color images, Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, explains how to plan and design for the human use of land with the least environmental impact.

This updated volume offers new coverage of important topics such as sustainability, climate change, water conservation, land reuse, urban agriculture, stormwater management, low-impactdesign, and much more.

This definitive reference:Introduces the fundamentals of site and environmental planningDescribes the planning constraints imposed by the forms, forces, and features of nature and our built environmentAddresses climate and its design implicationsDiscusses site selection and analysisInstructs in the planning of workable and well-related use areasDescribes the volumetric shaping of exterior spacesExplores site-structure relationships andorganizationApplies contemporary thinking in the planning of expressive human habitations and communitiesLandscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, preservesthe essential character and timelessness of the original classic while incorporating up-to-date advancements in the profession. Extensively revised and filled with more than 400 contemporary full-color images, Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, remains the quintessential resource on planning for the human use of land in harmony with the environment.

The book presents asystematic approach to the creation of more usable, efficient, and attractive outdoor spaces and places.

Teaching diagrams, plans, photographs, and graphics--including the works of many of the world's leading landscape architects and firms--are featuredthroughout.

This thoroughly modernized classic offers new coverage of:SustainabilityClimate change and global warmingWater preservation and water rightsLand reuse and brownfield redevelopmentGIS mappingInvasive speciesUrban agriculture and urban forestryStormwater managementLow-impact designComplete streetsNew Urbanism, Smart Growth, and Traditional Neighborhood DevelopmentLandscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, addresses every aspect of site and environmental planning, design, and implementation, including:The most comprehensive, current guide to the theoryand practice of landscape architectureThe human habitat and sustainabilityClimateWaterLandVegetationThe visual landscapeTopographyCommunity planning and growth managementRational land use planningUrban designSite planningSite spacesCirculationStructuresLandscape planting

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