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Ecological design

Author: Nancy Rottle; Kenneth Yocom
Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland : AVA Publishing ; La Vergne, TN : Distributed in the USA & Canada by Ingram Publisher Services, ©2010.
Series: The AVA series; Basics landscape architecture, 02.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an overview of ecological design and planning for landscape architects. This title explores the concepts and themes important to the contemporary practice of ecological design and planning  Read more...

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Rottle, Nancy.
Ecological design.
Lausanne, Switzerland : AVA Publishing ; La Vergne, TN : Distributed in the USA & Canada by Ingram Publisher Services, ©2010
(OCoLC)663951537
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Rottle; Kenneth Yocom
ISBN: 9782940447114 294044711X
OCLC Number: 775795779
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Introduction. What is ecological design?: Defining ecological design; Why urban?; An emerging practice; Integrating science and design; Olympic Sculpture Park. Systems: The structure and function of systems; Systems hierarchy; Types of systems; Green infrastructure systems; Ecosystem health and diversity; Waitakere and Twin Streams. Landscape dynamics: The form and function of landscapes; Dynamic equilibrium and resilience; Resilient + sustainable + regenerative design; Port Lands Estuary. Project processes: Design processes for ecosystem health; Implementing a framework; Civic participation; Stewardship; Freshkills Park. Operations: Protect/Conserve/Reuse; Scaffold/Structure/Initiate; Catalyse/Seed/Regenerate; Stratify/Layer/Strengthen; Regulate/Contain/Collect; Sieve/Filter/Cleanse; Metabolize/Digest/Remediate; Mimic/Copy/Imitate; Synthesize/Connect/Integrate; Reveal/Immerse/Teach. Places: Region and watershed; Netherlands Green Heart; Community; Portland, Oregon; Neighbourhoods; High Point; Streets; SW Montgomery Street; Parks and trails; Barry Curtis Park; Site/Parcel; 'Green Factor' programmes. Conclusion. Taking it further. Bibliography. Contacts and useful resources. Index. Acknowledgements and picture credits. Working with ethics.
Series Title: The AVA series; Basics landscape architecture, 02.
Responsibility: Nancy Rottle, Ken Yocom.

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