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Creating Green Roadways

Author : James L. Sipes
ISBN : 9781597263221
Genre : Architecture
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Roads and parking lots in the United States cover more ground than the entire state of Georgia. And while proponents of sustainable transit often focus on getting people off the roads, they will remain at the heart of our transportation systems for the foreseeable future. In Creating Green Roadways, James and Matthew Sipes demonstrate that roads don’t have to be the enemy of sustainability: they can be designed to minimally impact the environment while improving quality of life. The authors examine traditional, utilitarian methods of transportation planning that have resulted in a host of negative impacts: from urban sprawl and congestion to loss of community identity and excess air and water pollution. They offer a better approach—one that blends form and function. Creating Green Roadways covers topics including transportation policy, the basics of green road design, including an examination of complete streets, public involvement, road ecology, and the economics of sustainable roads. Case studies from metropolitan, suburban, and rural transportation projects around the country, along with numerous photographs, illustrate what makes a project successful. The need for this information has never been greater, as more than thirty percent of America’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, more than a quarter of the nation’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and congestion in communities of all sizes has never been worse. Creating Green Roadways offers a practical strategy for rethinking how we design, plan, and maintain our transportation infrastructure.

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards

Author : Leonard J. Hopper
ISBN : 9780471477556
Genre : Architecture
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Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards is an entirelynew, definitive reference work for everyone involved with landscapearchitecture, design, and construction. Based on the 70-yearsuccess of Architectural Graphic Standards, this new book isdestined to become the "bible" for the landscape field. Edited byan educator and former president of the American Society ofLandscape Architects, it provides immediate access torules-of-thumb and standards used throughout the planning, design,construction and management of landscapes. View ahref=""samplepages/a from Landscape Architectural GraphicStandards.

Pa 322 Section B01 Transportation Corridor Improvements From Pa 655 To Mt Pleasant Mifflin County

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Milton Keynes In British Culture

Author : Lauren Pikó
ISBN : 9780429816178
Genre : Architecture
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The new town of Milton Keynes was designated in 1967 with a bold, flexible social vision to impose "no fixed conception of how people ought to live." Despite this progressive social vision, and its low density, flexible, green urban design, the town has been consistently represented in British media, political rhetoric and popular culture negatively. as a fundamentally sterile, paternalistic, concrete imposition on the landscape, as a "joke", and even as "Los Angeles in Buckinghamshire". How did these meanings develop at such odds from residents' and planners' experiences? Why have these meanings proved so resilient? Milton Keynes in British Culture traces the representations of Milton Keynes in British national media, political rhetoric and popular culture in detail from 1967 to 1992, demonstrating how the town's founding principles came to be understood as symbolic of the worst excesses of a postwar state planning system which was falling from favour. Combining approaches from urban planning history, cultural history and cultural studies, political economy and heritage studies, the book maps the ways in which Milton Keynes' newness formed an existential challenge to ideals of English landscapes as receptacles of tradition and closed, fixed national identities. Far from being a marginal, "foreign" and atypical town, the book demonstrates how the changing political fortunes of state urban planned spaces were a key site of conflict around ideas of how the British state should function, how its landscapes should look, and who they should be for.

Creating Connections

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ISBN : MINN:31951D02382709M
Genre : Greenways
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T F Green Airport Improvement Program

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Proceedings Of The Fourth International Outdoor Recreation Tourism Trends Symposium And The 1995 National Recreation Resources Planning Conference May 14 17 1995 St Paul Minnesota

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Genre : Outdoor recreation
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Sustainable Architecture

Author : Brian Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015047593226
Genre : Architecture
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Brian Edwards and a team of expert contributors set out the important sustainable principles in the practice of architecture. The second edition outlines the full impact of environmental laws for architects, especially those which derive from Europe. This second edition has six new chapters, including Photovoltaics and new sections on 'Water conservation' and 'Sustainable construction'. It has been updated in line with the changes in European environmental law; there are also many more built examples which are fully illustrated. A wider range of case studies, targeted to the chapter themes, is also included. Brian Edwards is Professor of Architecture at the University of Huddersfield. He is also a member of the RIBA's Environment and Energy Committee and Advisor to Kirklees Council on Agenda 21. An expert team of contributors provide an authoritative guide to sustainable design and the law Comprehensive range of case studies illustrate all aspects of the architect's responsibilities

Colorado State Trails News

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ISBN : MINN:31951D01190414V
Genre : Trails
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Rural Conservation

Author : Shelley Smith Mastran
ISBN : UOM:39015035284341
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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