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Site Analysis

A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design

Site Analysis by James A. LaGro
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Site analysis is the key to a well-designed project. In fact, thecareful and complete analysis of a site and its surrounding contextcan lead to better development proposals, smoother designimplementation, and, ultimately, higher quality builtenvironments.

This carefully conceived book is the first to detail each crucialstep in the site analysis and planning process, from site selectionthrough design development. It shows how these activities areintegrated to arrive at a site plan that successfully balances theneeds of the client and other stakeholders with the site'ssuitability for the intended land uses. With more than 130illustrations, this book includes many outstanding examples of mapsand site plans created by leading land planning firms. It offersguidance on:


* Site identification, evaluation, and selection
* Site inventories of physical, biological, and culturalattributes
* Land use suitability analysis using Geographic InformationSystems (GIS)
* Concept planning and design development
* Graphic communication with clients, government agencies, andother stakeholders

Filled with need-to-know information on the entire land planningand design process, Site Analysis is a vital addition to thelibrary of students and professionals in landscape architecture,urban design and planning, and related areas.

This book will fill a void in the academic market by offering acomprehensive introduction to all stages of the site analysisprocess. The Second Edition of Site Analysis will detail each phaseof the land planning and site design process, explain the influenceof site and contextual conditions conditions on land usedevelopment and conservation decisions. It will also provide avaluable resource for professionals seeking design solutions forsuccessful land use.

Content from this book is available as an online continuingprofessional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#sustainable_site. WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and areapproved by the American Institute of Architects.

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Title: Site Analysis
Author: James A. LaGro
 
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