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Landscape architecture and environmental sustainability : creating positive change through design

Author: Joshua Zeunert
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017
Series: Required reading range
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Landscape architecture has a pivotal role in ensuring environmental sustainability through design interventions. This book takes a broad look at strategies and completed projects to provide the reader with a strong understanding of the sustainability challenges being faced by designers today, and potential routes to addressing them. The book covers essential concepts of landscape architecture and environmental  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Zeunert
ISBN: 9781472590626 ) 1472590627 ((pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC Number: 1112478010
Description: 320 s. : illustrations ; 27 cm
Series Title: Required reading range
Responsibility: Joshua Zeunert

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Landscape architecture has a pivotal role in ensuring environmental sustainability through design interventions. This book takes a broad look at strategies and completed projects to provide the reader with a strong understanding of the sustainability challenges being faced by designers today, and potential routes to addressing them. The book covers essential concepts of landscape architecture and environmental sustainability, including: - Ecology, multifunctional landscapes and sensitive intervention - Remediation, cleansing and environmental infrastructure - Social sustainability, design activism and healthy landscapes - Food systems, productive landscapes and transportation - Performance ratings, materials and life cycles Through case studies from around the world and interviews with leading landscape architects and practitioners, this book invites discussion about possible future scenarios, relevant theories and project responses in landscape environmental design.

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