paper, 235 pp., $65.00
The rapid increase in population during the twentieth century has dramatically brought to the attention of the building industry the need to join the sustainability movement. The theme of this book is planning environmentally friendly residential and small-scale landscape sites. It serves as a manual for designers, landscape architects, and interested readers who are concerned with the creation of a sustainable environment. In order to achieve such a goal, the author advises designers to put together a multidisciplinary team, which will analyze the needs of the project and determine its goals. Using a series of case studies, the author takes the reader through the challenges of the land development to find their solutions. Heavily illustrated with photographs and drawings, the text is well organized and highly informative.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden