Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process, and Case Studies for Integrating Site and Region in Landscape Design

Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process, and Case Studies for Integrating Sit
Author: 
Sustainable design
Publisher: 
Wiley
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–0–470–18783–8

Decorated boards, 277 pp., $75.00

Written to serve as a textbook and reference for those in the field of landscape architecture and community planning, the purpose of this volume is to address the environmental and societal needs relating to the development of a sustainable landscape. The authors, both professionals and educators of landscape architecture, examine the five criteria for achieving sustainable sites and “the process to fulfill them.” They then use case studies that eloquently detail the factors considered in design of landscapes that work within the challenges of man and nature. Heavily illustrated with photographs and design plans, the publication contains a valuable glossary and bibliography.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
12
Number: 
2