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  • Sustainable Energy Landscapesby Sven Stremke; Andy van den Dobbelsteen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.95

    In the near future the appearance and spatial organization of urban and rural landscapes will be strongly influenced by the generation of renewable energy. One of the critical tasks will be the re-integration of these sustainable energy landscapes into the existing environment?which people value and want to preserve?in a socially fair, environmentally... more...

  • The Economic Value of Landscapesby C. Martijn van der Heide; Wim Heijman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book aims to explore the avenue of landscape economics and provides the building blocks (from different scientific disciplines) for an economic analysis of landscapes. more...

  • Caring for Placeby E N Anderson

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    How can cultural forms motivate people to care about their environment? While important scientific data about ecosystems is mushrooming, E. N. Anderson argues in this powerful new book that putting effective conservation into practice depends primarily on social solidarity and emotional factors. Marshaling decades of research on cultures across several... more...

  • Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planningby Hiroyuki Shimizu; Akito Murayama

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Our societies need to solve difficult issues to attain sustainability. The main challenges include, among others, global warming, demographic change, an energy crisis, and loss of biodiversity. In tackling these issues, a holistic understanding of our living space is important. The field of landscape planning and design is at the core the holistic... more...

  • Landscape Infrastructureby

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00

    Infrastructure, as we know it, no longer belongs in the exclusive realm of engineers and transportation planners. This book, now available in a second revised edition,examines the potential of landscape as infrastructure via essays by notable authors and supporting case studies by SWA landscape architects and urban designers. more...

  • Designed Ecologiesby William Saunders

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 59.00

    Kongjian Yu and his office Turenscape are beyond doubt the foremost landscape architecture practice in China today.Kongjian Yu is known for his ecological stance, often against the resistance of local authorities. His guiding design principles are the appreciation of the ordinary and a deep embracing of nature, even in its potentially destructive aspects,... more...

  • Living Systemsby Liat Margolis; Alexander Robinson

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 67.00

    The use of innovative new materials is an important trend in landscape architecture today. These materials include biodegradable geotextiles, super-absorbent polymers, and plants that react to changing soil conditions. This book presents the available materials and technologies in the context of practical applications. more...

  • Spon's Landscape Contract Handbookby Hugh Clamp; H. Clamp

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 210.00

    This indispensable manual for landscape work covers the documentation and management of landscape contracts. It is written for all those involved in the landscape industry. more...

  • Ecological Landscape Design and Planningby Jala Makhzoumi; Gloria Pungetti

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 120.00

    Based on both research and practical experience, Ecological Landscape Design and Planning offers a holistic methodological approach to landscape design and planning. It focuses on the scarcity of natural resources in the Mediterranean and the need to aim for long-term ecological stability and environmental sustainability. The principles of this approach,... more...

  • Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Designby Robert L. France

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 184.95

    What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental restoration... more...