Site Analysis: Linking Program and Concept in Land Planning and Design

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John Wiley & Sons, 2001 - Architecture - 227 pages
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For better plans-and better projects

The complete guide to site analysis

Site analysis is the key to a well-designed project. In fact, the careful and complete analysis of a site and its surrounding context can lead to better development proposals, smoother design implementation, and, ultimately, higher quality built environments.

This carefully conceived book is the first to detail each crucial step in the site analysis and planning process, from site selection through design development. It shows how these activities are integrated to arrive at a site plan that successfully balances the needs of the client and other stakeholders with the site's suitability for the intended land uses. With more than 130 illustrations, this book includes many outstanding examples of maps and site plans created by leading land planning firms. It offers guidance on:
* Site identification, evaluation, and selection
* Site inventories of physical, biological, and cultural attributes
* Land use suitability analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
* Concept planning and design development
* Graphic communication with clients, government agencies, and other stakeholders
Filled with need-to-know information on the entire land planning and design process, Site Analysis is a vital addition to the library of students and professionals in landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and related areas.
  

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Contents

Land and Society
3
Spatial Information and Mapping
17
PART II
31
Site Selection Factors
39
Comparing Site Alternatives
45
AND ANALYSIS
67
DESIGN
148
Design Development
175
Sources for Resources
209
References
219
Index
225
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About the author (2001)

JAMES A. LAGRO JR. is a registered landscape architect and Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His work has been published in Landscape Ecology, Landscape and Urban Planning, and other leading publications.

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