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Landscape architecture and environmental sustainability. Creating positive change through design.

Author: Joshua Zeunert
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The medium of landscape architecture and design can positively influence the environment through strategic design interventions. This book focuses on how landscape architecture can propagate, adapt, heal, advocate and provoke environmental improvements and solutions at a range of scales, from the private garden through to public spaces. It uses professional projects to illustrate key themes. Through projects and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Zeunert
ISBN: 9781472590626 1472590627
OCLC Number: 949789443
Description: 224 pages
Contents: 1. An introductionA brief environmental history; Conservation, environment and sustainability movements; 21st century CE; What does this mean for landscape architecture?; Further reading2 Landscape and ecologyLandscape ecology and ecological restoration; Ecological and environmental planning; Land management and multi-functional landscapes; Interview: Nina-Marie Lister; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading3 Landscape as cleanserPost-industrial transformation and adaptive reuse; Remediation; Environmental water cycle management; Interview: Tony Wong; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading4 Environmental infrastructureGrey infrastructure's legacy; Landscape's role; Resilience to climate change; Transport; Energy landscapes; Interview: Dirk Sijmons; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading5 Landscape and foodFood systems; Food planning, policy and design; Allotment, community gardens and public foodscapes; Interview: Tim Waterman; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading6 Landscape activism, art and beautiesActivist landscape art; Landscape beauties and sustainability; Interview: Elizabeth Meyer; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading7 Social sustainability: Influence beyond site ethicsSocial sustainability; Economics and landscape as an economic generatordesign as a service sector; Governance; Education; Healthy landscapes; Public consultation/ community engagement and maintenance; Interview: Richard Weller; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading8 Less is more: A lighter touchLandscape sensitivity; Restraint; Environmental management and maintenance; Communication and relationships; Interview: Reed Hilderbrand; Study/ discussion questions for website;Further reading9 Landscape and performancePerformance and rating; Embodied energy and material life cycle; Responsible materials; Post-completion review; Interview: Steve Windhager; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading10 Future scenarios, challenges and reframing land(scape)New approaches; Interview: Kongjian Yu; Further readingGlossaryResourcesIndexAcknowledgements
Responsibility: Joshua Zeunert.

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The medium of landscape architecture and design can positively influence the environment through strategic design interventions. This book focuses on how landscape architecture can propagate, adapt, heal, advocate and provoke environmental improvements and solutions at a range of scales, from the private garden through to public spaces. It uses professional projects to illustrate key themes. Through projects and case studies from around the world and interviews with leading landscape architects, this book invites discussion about possible future scenarios, relevant theories and project responses in landscape environmental design today.

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