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The ecological design and planning reader / edited by Forster O. Ndubisi.

Contributor(s): Ndubisi, Forster [editor of compilation.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, 2014Description: xxii, 601 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781610914895 (pbk.); 9781610914901 (hbk.).Subject(s): Urbanization -- Environmental aspects | City planning -- Environmental aspects | Land use -- Environmental aspects | Land use -- Planning | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Human ecology | ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use PlanningDDC classification: 304.2091732 ECO
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- PART I: Historical Precedents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854. Reprint -- Chapter 2. Georg P. Marsh, Excerpts from Man and Nature -- Chapter 3. David Lowenthal, "New Introduction", Man and Nature by George P. Marsh -- Chapter 4. Ebenezer Howard, "The Three Magnets and Town-Country Magnet", Garden Cities of To-morrow -- Chapter 5. Patrick Geddes, Cities in Evolution: An Introduction to The Town Planning Movement and to The Study of Civics -- Chapter 6. Benton MacKaye, "Regional Planning and Ecology", Ecological Monographs -- Chapter 7. Frederick Steiner, Gerald Young, and Ervin Zube, "Ecological Planning: Retrospect and Prospect", Landscape Journal 7 -- PART II: Ethical Foundations -- Introduction -- Chapter 9. Ian L. McHarg, "Man and the Environment", The Urban Condition -- Chapter 10. Aldo Leopold, "The land ethic", A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There -- Chapter 11. Al Gore, "Introduction", Silent Spring -- Chapter 12. Rachel Carson, "The obligation to Endure", Silent Spring -- Chapter 13. Timothy Beatley, "Ethical Duties to the Environment", Ethical Land Use: Principles of Policy and Planning -- Chapter 14. Baird J. Callicott, Beyond the Land Ethic: More Essays in Environmental Philosophy -- PART III: Substantive Theory -- Introduction -- Chapter 15. Catherine Howett, "Systems, Signs, Sensibilities: Sources for A New Landscape Aesthetic" -- Landscape Journal -- Chapter 16. Ian L. McHarg and Frederick Steiner, "Open Space from Natural Processes", To Heal the Earth: Selected Writings of Ian L. McHarg -- Chapter 17. Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan, "Introduction to Ecological Design", Ecological Design -- Chapter 18. Eugene P. Odum, "The Strategy for Ecosystem Development", Science -- Chapter 19. Richard T.T. Forman, "Foundations", Land Mosaics: the Ecology of Landscapes and Regions -- PART IV: Procedural Theory -- Introduction -- Chapter 20. Forster Ndubisi, "First Landscape-Suitability Approach", Ecological Planning: A Historical and Comparative Synthesis -- Chapter 21. John T. Lyle, "How Human Ecosystems Work", Design for Human Ecosystems: Landscape, Land Use, and Natural Resources -- Chapter 22. Virginia H. Dale, Sandra Brown, R. A. Haeuber, N. T. Hobbs, Nancy Huntley, R. J. Naiman, W. E. Riebsame, M. G. Turner, and T. J. Valone, "Ecological Principles and Guidelines for Managing The Use of Land 1", Ecological Applications -- Chapter 23. Richard T.T. Forman, "Basic Principles for Molding Land Mosaics", Urban Regions: Ecology and Planning Beyond the City -- Chapter 24. Jack Ahern, Elizabeth Leduc, and Mary L. York, "Introduction", Biodiversity Planning and Design: Sustainable Practices -- PART V: Methods and Processes -- Introduction -- Chapter 25. Ian L. McHarg, "An Ecological Method for Landscape Architecture", Landscape Architecture -- Chapter 26. Lewis Hopkins, "Methods for Generating Land Suitability Maps: A Comparative Evaluation", Journal of the American Planning Association -- Chapter 27. Kevin Lynch and Gary Hack, "The Art of Site Planning", Site Planning -- Chapter 28. Danilo Palazzo and Frederick Steiner, "Process", Urban Ecological Design: A Process for Regenerative Places -- Chapter 29. Carl Steinitz, "On Teaching Ecological Principles to Designers", Ecology and Design -- Chapter 30. William M. Marsh, "Framing Land Use: A System Approach", Landscape Planning: Environmental Applications -- Chapter 31. Forster Ndubisi, "A Synthesis of Approaches to Ecological Planning", Ecological Planning: A Historical and Comparative Synthesis -- PART VI: Dimensions of Practice -- Introduction -- Chapter 32. Arthur Johnson and Jonathan Berger, "A Case Study in Ecological Planning: The Woodlands, TX", Planning the Uses and Management of Land -- Chapter 33. Design Workshop, Inc. "Project Discussion: Aguas Claras, Belo Horinzonte", Toward Legacy: Design Workshop's Pursuit of Ideals in Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Urban Design -- Chapter 34. Chris Mulder, "Foreword", Thesen Islands -- Chapter 35. Carl Steinitz, Hector Arias, Scott Bassett, Michael Flaxman, Tomas Goode, Thomas Maddock, David Mouat, Richard Peiser, and Allan Shearer, Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes: The Upper San Pedro River Basin in Arizona and Sonora -- Chapter 36. William S. Sanders, "Reinvent the Good Earth: National Ecological Security Pattern, China", Designed Ecologies: The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu -- Chapter 37. Jie Hu, "From Regional Planning to Site Design: The Application of Shan-Shui City Concept in Multi-Scale Landscape Planning of New Cities in China", International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress -- Chapter 38. David E.Miller, "Site Building Through Ecological Planning", Toward A New Regionalism: Environmental Architecture in The Pacific Northwest -- PART VII: Emerging Frameworks -- Introduction -- Chapter 39. Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees, "What is an Ecological Footprint", Our Ecological Footprint -- Chapter 40. Peter Calthorpe, "The Region", The New Urbanism: Toward Architecture of Community -- Chapter 41. Anthony Downs, "Smart Growth: Why We Discuss It More Than We Do It", Journal of the American Planning Association -- Chapter 42. Frederick Steiner, "Landscape Ecological Urbanism: Origins and Trajectories", Landscape and Urban Planning -- Chapter 43. Jianguo Wu and Tong Wu, "Ecological Resilience as a Foundation for Urban Design and Sustainability," Resiliency in Ecology and Urban Design: Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities -- Chapter 44. Anne Whiston Spirn, "Ecological Urbanism: A Framework for the Design of Resilient Cities" -- Conclusion: Future Thinking and Practices -- Notes -- References -- Copyright Information -- Index.
Summary: "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. "--
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Machine generated contents note: Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- PART I: Historical Precedents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854. Reprint -- Chapter 2. Georg P. Marsh, Excerpts from Man and Nature -- Chapter 3. David Lowenthal, "New Introduction", Man and Nature by George P. Marsh -- Chapter 4. Ebenezer Howard, "The Three Magnets and Town-Country Magnet", Garden Cities of To-morrow -- Chapter 5. Patrick Geddes, Cities in Evolution: An Introduction to The Town Planning Movement and to The Study of Civics -- Chapter 6. Benton MacKaye, "Regional Planning and Ecology", Ecological Monographs -- Chapter 7. Frederick Steiner, Gerald Young, and Ervin Zube, "Ecological Planning: Retrospect and Prospect", Landscape Journal 7 -- PART II: Ethical Foundations -- Introduction -- Chapter 9. Ian L. McHarg, "Man and the Environment", The Urban Condition -- Chapter 10. Aldo Leopold, "The land ethic", A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There -- Chapter 11. Al Gore, "Introduction", Silent Spring -- Chapter 12. Rachel Carson, "The obligation to Endure", Silent Spring -- Chapter 13. Timothy Beatley, "Ethical Duties to the Environment", Ethical Land Use: Principles of Policy and Planning -- Chapter 14. Baird J. Callicott, Beyond the Land Ethic: More Essays in Environmental Philosophy -- PART III: Substantive Theory -- Introduction -- Chapter 15. Catherine Howett, "Systems, Signs, Sensibilities: Sources for A New Landscape Aesthetic" -- Landscape Journal -- Chapter 16. Ian L. McHarg and Frederick Steiner, "Open Space from Natural Processes", To Heal the Earth: Selected Writings of Ian L. McHarg -- Chapter 17. Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan, "Introduction to Ecological Design", Ecological Design -- Chapter 18. Eugene P. Odum, "The Strategy for Ecosystem Development", Science -- Chapter 19. Richard T.T. Forman, "Foundations", Land Mosaics: the Ecology of Landscapes and Regions -- PART IV: Procedural Theory -- Introduction -- Chapter 20. Forster Ndubisi, "First Landscape-Suitability Approach", Ecological Planning: A Historical and Comparative Synthesis -- Chapter 21. John T. Lyle, "How Human Ecosystems Work", Design for Human Ecosystems: Landscape, Land Use, and Natural Resources -- Chapter 22. Virginia H. Dale, Sandra Brown, R. A. Haeuber, N. T. Hobbs, Nancy Huntley, R. J. Naiman, W. E. Riebsame, M. G. Turner, and T. J. Valone, "Ecological Principles and Guidelines for Managing The Use of Land 1", Ecological Applications -- Chapter 23. Richard T.T. Forman, "Basic Principles for Molding Land Mosaics", Urban Regions: Ecology and Planning Beyond the City -- Chapter 24. Jack Ahern, Elizabeth Leduc, and Mary L. York, "Introduction", Biodiversity Planning and Design: Sustainable Practices -- PART V: Methods and Processes -- Introduction -- Chapter 25. Ian L. McHarg, "An Ecological Method for Landscape Architecture", Landscape Architecture -- Chapter 26. Lewis Hopkins, "Methods for Generating Land Suitability Maps: A Comparative Evaluation", Journal of the American Planning Association -- Chapter 27. Kevin Lynch and Gary Hack, "The Art of Site Planning", Site Planning -- Chapter 28. Danilo Palazzo and Frederick Steiner, "Process", Urban Ecological Design: A Process for Regenerative Places -- Chapter 29. Carl Steinitz, "On Teaching Ecological Principles to Designers", Ecology and Design -- Chapter 30. William M. Marsh, "Framing Land Use: A System Approach", Landscape Planning: Environmental Applications -- Chapter 31. Forster Ndubisi, "A Synthesis of Approaches to Ecological Planning", Ecological Planning: A Historical and Comparative Synthesis -- PART VI: Dimensions of Practice -- Introduction -- Chapter 32. Arthur Johnson and Jonathan Berger, "A Case Study in Ecological Planning: The Woodlands, TX", Planning the Uses and Management of Land -- Chapter 33. Design Workshop, Inc. "Project Discussion: Aguas Claras, Belo Horinzonte", Toward Legacy: Design Workshop's Pursuit of Ideals in Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Urban Design -- Chapter 34. Chris Mulder, "Foreword", Thesen Islands -- Chapter 35. Carl Steinitz, Hector Arias, Scott Bassett, Michael Flaxman, Tomas Goode, Thomas Maddock, David Mouat, Richard Peiser, and Allan Shearer, Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes: The Upper San Pedro River Basin in Arizona and Sonora -- Chapter 36. William S. Sanders, "Reinvent the Good Earth: National Ecological Security Pattern, China", Designed Ecologies: The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu -- Chapter 37. Jie Hu, "From Regional Planning to Site Design: The Application of Shan-Shui City Concept in Multi-Scale Landscape Planning of New Cities in China", International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress -- Chapter 38. David E.Miller, "Site Building Through Ecological Planning", Toward A New Regionalism: Environmental Architecture in The Pacific Northwest -- PART VII: Emerging Frameworks -- Introduction -- Chapter 39. Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees, "What is an Ecological Footprint", Our Ecological Footprint -- Chapter 40. Peter Calthorpe, "The Region", The New Urbanism: Toward Architecture of Community -- Chapter 41. Anthony Downs, "Smart Growth: Why We Discuss It More Than We Do It", Journal of the American Planning Association -- Chapter 42. Frederick Steiner, "Landscape Ecological Urbanism: Origins and Trajectories", Landscape and Urban Planning -- Chapter 43. Jianguo Wu and Tong Wu, "Ecological Resilience as a Foundation for Urban Design and Sustainability," Resiliency in Ecology and Urban Design: Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities -- Chapter 44. Anne Whiston Spirn, "Ecological Urbanism: A Framework for the Design of Resilient Cities" -- Conclusion: Future Thinking and Practices -- Notes -- References -- Copyright Information -- Index.

"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. "--

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