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Rural design : a new design discipline

Author: Dewey Thorbeck
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
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"Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems are inextricably coupled and engaged in continuous cycles of mutual influence and response. This book is the first step  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thorbeck, Dewey.
Rural design.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011020297
(OCoLC)707966479
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dewey Thorbeck
ISBN: 9781136587368 1136587365 9780203162545 0203162544
OCLC Number: 784949359
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 250 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: Introduction --
Rural heritage --
Rural character --
Regional vision --
Research foundation --
Rural design strategies --
Interdisciplinary connections --
Rural future.
Other Titles: New design discipline
Responsibility: Dewey Thorbeck.

Abstract:

"Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems are inextricably coupled and engaged in continuous cycles of mutual influence and response. This book is the first step along the path for rural design to emerge as an important new design discipline. Rural Design: A New Design Discipline establishes the theoretical base for rural design and the importance of looking at connecting issues to create synergy and optimal solutions from a global, national, state, region, and local perspective. To be effective and relevant, this new discipline must be founded on solid research, and practice must be based on data-driven evidence that will result in transformational changes. These directions and others will enable rural design to: help rural communities make land use, architectural, and aesthetic decisions that enhance their quality of life and the environment connect social, artistic, cultural, technological, and environmental issues that create rural place promote sustainable economic development for rural communities and improve human, livestock, crop, and ecosystem health and integrate research and practice across the many disciplines involved in rural issues to meet rural needs, provide new data, and provoke new research questions. Written by a world leading expert in rural design, who is director and founder of the University of Minnesota Center for Rural Design, the book is oriented toward students, academics and design professionals involved with rural design at any level"--Provided by publisher.
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"Thorbeck's vision is no idealistic dream. His arguments are well developed through years of experience and thought. This book deserves serious attention from professionals, engaged citizens, and Read more...

 
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