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The Ecological Design And Planning Reader

Author : Forster O. Ndubisi
ISBN : 9781610914918
Genre : Architecture
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From Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson, writers have long examined the effects of industrialization and its potential to permanently alter the world around them. Today, as we experience rapid global urbanization, pressures on the natural environment to accommodate our daily needs for food, work, shelter, and recreation are greatly intensified. Concerted efforts to balance human use with ecological concerns are needed now more than ever. A rich body of literature on the effect of human actions on the natural environment provides a window into what we now refer to as ecological design and planning. The study and practice of ecological design and planning provide a promising way to manage change in the landscape so that human actions are more in tune with natural processes. In The Ecological Design and Planning Reader Professor Ndubisi offers refreshing insights into key themes that shape the theory and practice of ecological design and planning. He has assembled, synthesized, and framed selected seminal published scholarly works in the field from the past one hundred and fifty years——ranging from Ebenezer Howard’s Garden Cities of To-morrow to Anne Whiston Spirn’s, “Ecological Urbanism: A Framework for the Design of Resilient Cities.” The reader ends with a hopeful look forward, which suggests an agenda for future research and analysis in ecological design and planning. This is the first volume to bring together classic and contemporary writings on the history, evolution, theory, methods, and exemplary practice of ecological design and planning. The collection provides students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners with a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between human systems and our natural environment.

Ecological Design And Planning

Author : George F. Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015036060971
Genre : Architecture
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". . . as we anticipate the world of the twenty-first century, landscape architecture is at a crossroads. If the discipline embraces ecological design and planning, then it has a leadership role in contemporary society throughout the world. If landscape architecture, however, turns inward and ignores its larger responsibility to the public good, then it will become marginalized and less relevant." --George F. Thompson and Frederick R. Steiner. The essays contained in this book are written by a cross section of the most respected teachers and prac-titioners of landscape design from around the globe. Ecological Design and Planning offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest thinking and practices in the art and science of ecological landscape design from such leading lights as Michael Laurie, Carol Franklin, Laurie Olin, Elizabeth Meyer, Mark Johnson, and Ian McHarg. The common thread that runs through these essays is the authors' conviction that the growing rift in landscape design--ecology vs. aesthetics--is an artificial one. Each author expresses abiding concern for the ecological preservation and enhancement of the site, while demonstrating clearly--with both words and pictures--that the best designs are those that harmonize aesthetic form and ecological function. Ecological Design and Planning is a source of ideas and inspiration for landscape architects and planners, architects, and all those who understand the importance of designing with nature. "It is high time that we citizens of the world begin to understand that our situation on earth is not one in which nature must rule over culture, or culture over nature, as if one can separate the two in the first place. It is high time to reflect upon the geographies and landscape histories of the past throughout the world so that we can bring forward--again--the concept that only by designing and planning with nature and culture can we begin to heal the landscapes and places of everyday existence--urban, rural, and wild--in environmental and aesthetic terms. 'God's own junkyard' need not continue to dominate our public landscapes, nor our own backyards and city streets." --George F. Thompson and Frederick R. Steiner New essays by: James Corner, Carol Franklin, Mark Johnson, Michael Laurie, Ian L. McHarg, Elizabeth Meyer, Forster Ndubisi, Laurie Olin, Claire Reiniger, Sally Shauman, Meto Voom, and Joan Hirschman Woodward. Photographs by Steve Martino

Tod Und Leben Gro Er Amerikanischer St Dte

Author : Jane Jacobs
ISBN : 9783035602128
Genre : Architecture
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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Generelle Morphologie Der Organismen

Author : Ernst Haeckel
ISBN : UOM:39015033692107
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Freakonomics

Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 3442154510
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Wasserlandschaften

Author : Herbert Dreiseitl
ISBN : 9783764378752
Genre : Architecture
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Nach Jahrzehnten der Verdrängung von Wasser aus dem Siedlungsraum ist dieses in den vergangenen Jahren verstärkt zum gestalterischen Thema geworden. Die Integration natürlicher Wasserläufe in die bebaute Umgebung, die Klimatisierung von Stadträumen durch Wasserskulpturen, aber auch die Schaffung von Ruhe- oder Erlebnisorten wie Brunnen und Bassins stoßen nicht nur bei Architekten und Stadtplanern auf Interesse, sondern werden auch in der Öffentlichkeit beachtet. Dieses Buch zeigt in thematischer Ordnung – von der großflächigen Landschaftsplanung über die Stadtraumgestaltung bis zum Kunstobjekt - die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten der kreativen Arbeit mit Wasser in der Stadt, Kunst, Landschaft und Architektur. Die dokumentierten Arbeiten umfassen u.a. die Freiraumgestaltung für den Dubai Business Park, eine Flussrenaturierung im Bishan Park in Singapur, die Freiraumplanung für eine neue Siedlung in Tianjin, China, die Planung des Telecom Park, Taipei sowie des Vuores Central Park in Tampere, Finnland, und die Stadtplatzgestaltung Civic Square Seattle. Herbert Dreiseitl, geboren 1955, ist Bildhauer, Wasserkünstler und Landschaftsarchitekt. Nach Bildhauerausbildung an der Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm und Architekturstudien gründete er 1980 Gründung das Atelier Dreiseitl in Überlingen/Bodensee. Zahlreiche Realisierungen im Bereich Stadthydrologie, Wassergestaltung, Freiraumplanung und Siedlungsentwässerung. Er hält weltweit Vorträge, und seine Arbeit wurde vielfach veröffentlicht. Dieter Grau, geboren 1963, Gärtner und Landschaftsarchitekt, arbeitet seit 1994 im Atelier Dreiseitl. Seit 1996 leitet er dort den Bereich Landschaftsarchitektur. Er ist weltweit mit Planungsprojekten beschäftigt und hält regelmäßig Fachvorträge.

Der Amerikanische Architekt

Author : Amy Waldman
ISBN : 3453417623
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Landscape Performance

Author : Bo Yang
ISBN : 9781317266181
Genre : Architecture
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Ian McHarg’s ecological planning approach has been influential since the 20th century. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to evaluate the performance of his projects. Using the framework of landscape performance assessment, this book demonstrates the long-term benefits of a renowned McHargarian project (The Woodlands town development) through quantitative and qualitative methods. Including 44 black and white illustrations, Landscape Performance systematically documents the performance benefits of the environmental, social, and economic aspects of The Woodlands project. It delves into McHarg’s planning success in The Woodlands in comparison with adjacent Houston developments, which demonstrated urban resilience after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Lastly, it identifies the ingredients of McHarg’s ability to do real and permanent good. Yang also includes a number of appendices which provide valuable information on the methods of assessing performance in landscape development. This book would be beneficial to academics and students of landscape architecture and planning with a particular interest in Ian McHarg.

Basics Landscape Architecture 02

Author : Nancy Rottle
ISBN : 9782940411443
Genre : Architecture
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Gives an overview of the practice of ecological design and planning for landscape architects. It explores the concepts and themes important to contemporary landscape architecture.

Social Ecology In The Digital Age

Author : Daniel Stokols
ISBN : 9780128031148
Genre : Nature
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Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World provides a comprehensive overview of social ecological theory, research, and practice. Written by renowned expert Daniel Stokols, the book distills key principles from diverse strands of ecological science, offering a robust framework for transdisciplinary research and societal problem-solving. The existential challenges of the 21st Century - global climate change and climate-change denial, environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, disease pandemics, inter-ethnic violence and the threat of nuclear war, cybercrime, the Digital Divide, and extreme poverty and income inequality confronting billions each day - cannot be understood and managed adequately from narrow disciplinary or political perspectives. Social Ecology in the Digital Age is grounded in scientific research but written in a personal and informal style from the vantage point of a former student, current teacher and scholar who has contributed over four decades to the field of social ecology. The book will be of interest to scholars, students, educators, government leaders and community practitioners working in several fields including social and human ecology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, criminology, law, education, biology, medicine, public health, earth system and sustainability science, geography, environmental design, urban planning, informatics, public policy and global governance. Winner of the 2018 Gerald L. Young Book Award from The Society for Human Ecology "Exemplifying the highest standards of scholarly work in the field of human ecology." https://societyforhumanecology.org/human-ecology-homepage/awards/gerald-l-young-book-award-in-human-ecology/ The book traces historical origins and conceptual foundations of biological, human, and social ecology Offers a new conceptual framework that brings together earlier approaches to social ecology and extends them in novel directions Highlights the interrelations between four distinct but closely intertwined spheres of human environments: our natural, built, sociocultural, and virtual (cyber-based) surroundings Spans local to global scales and individual, organizational, community, regional, and global levels of analysis Applies core principles of social ecology to identify multi-level strategies for promoting personal and public health, resolving complex social problems, managing global environmental change, and creating resilient and sustainable communities Underscores social ecology’s vital importance for understanding and managing the environmental and political upheavals of the 21st Century Highlights descriptive, analytic, and transformative (or moral) concerns of social ecology Presents strategies for educating the next generation of social ecologists emphasizing transdisciplinary, team-based, translational, and transcultural approaches

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