Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People, Second Edition
How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move freely, and finding appropriate ways to bring people into nature. This book brings together examples from ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, and recreation design to illustrate how greenways function and add value to ecosystems and human communities alike. Encompassing everything from urban trail corridors to river floodplains to wilderness-like linkages, greenways preserve or improve the integrity of the landscape, not only by stemming the loss of natural features, but also by engendering new natural and social functions. From 19th-century parks and parkways to projects still on the drawing boards, Designing Greenways is a fascinating introduction to the possibilities-and pitfalls-involved in these ambitious projects. As towns and cities look to greenways as a new way of reconciling man and nature, designers and planners will look to Designing Greenways as an invaluable compendium of best practices.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Greenway Ecology and the Integrity of Landscapes An Illustrated Primer
Greenways as Wildlife Corridors
Riparian Greenways and Water Resources
The Social Ecology of Landscape Design Applications for Greenways
Ecological Greenway Design
Design Makes a Difference
Greenways Can Be a Component of Sustainable Design
Other editions - View all
activities adjacent agricultural animals aquatic benefits biodiversity biological biophysical birds chapter connectivity Conservation Biology design and management dispersal diversity Drawing by Joe ecological economic edge species environment environmental erosion example figure filter flood floodplain flow Forman fragmentation genetic gentrification goals green greenspace greenway design greenway functions greenway project groundwater habitat fragmentation habitat patches human impacts important increased institutions interaction invasive species Joe McGrane Journal land Landscape Ecology landscape elements landscape integrity linear matrix metapopulation natural areas nature conservation neighborhoods nodes Noss nutrients organisms parks patterns planners planning plants pollution populations potential protection recreation region restoration riparian buffer riparian buffer zones riparian corridors riparian ecosystems riparian forest riparian vegetation riparian zone River roads role runoff scale sediment social soil spatial species stakeholders stream structure sustainability tion trails upland urban water quality watershed wetlands wildlife corridors wildlife movement