Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Design Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes
2012 JUN 22 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l7z9bp/designing_the_sust) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Design Strategies for Small Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes" to their offering.
The full-color, practical guide to designing sustainable residential landscapes and small-scale sites
"Going green" is no longer a choice; it's a necessity. Developed landscapes have played a significant role in exacerbating the environmental and social problems that threaten humanity; however, they can also be part of the solution. Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Design Strategies for Small-Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes gives site designers and landscape architects the tools and information they need to become a driving force in the quest for sustainability.
Advocating a regenerative design approach in which built landscapes sustain and restore vital ecological functions, this book guides readers through a design process for new and redeveloped sites that not only minimizes damage to the environment but also actively helps to repair it. Key Topics Covered:?
Chapter 1. Building a Sustainable Future
Chapter 2. The Sustainable Site Design Process
Chapter 3. Human Health and Well-Being
Chapter 4. Sustainable Solutions: Air Pollution
Chapter 5. Sustainable Solutions: Urban flooring and water pollution
Chapter 6. Sustainable Solutions: Water Shortages
Chapter 7. Sustainable Solutions: Invasive Species
Chapter 8. Sustainable Solutions: Loss of Biodiversity Author Using her background in landscape architecture and ecological restoration, Heather Venhaus works with teams of scientists, designers, and educators to develop sustainable and regenerative design solutions. Ms. Venhaus facilitated and led the development of The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009, the nation's first rating system for landscapes, and has held multiple leadership positions in the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Heather is the founding principal of Regenerative Environmental Design and lives in Austin, Texas
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l7z9bp/designing_the_sust Source: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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