Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 6, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
Essential site planning and design strategies, up-to-date with the latest sustainable development techniques

Discover how to incorporate sound environmental considerations into traditional site design processes. Written by a licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, this authoritative guide combines established approaches to site planning with sustainable practices and increased environmental sensitivity.

Fully revised and updated, Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition discusses the latest standards and protocols-including LEED. The book features expanded coverage of green site design topics such as water conservation, energy efficiency, green building materials, site infrastructure, and brownfield restoration. This comprehensive resource addresses the challenges associated with site planning and design and lays the groundwork for success.

Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition explains how to:

  • Integrate sustainability into site design
  • Gather site data and perform site analysis
  • Meet community standards and expectations
  • Plan for pedestrians, traffic, parking, and open space
  • Use grading techniques to minimize erosion and maximize site stability
  • Implement low-impact stormwater management and sewage disposal methods
  • Manage brownfield redevelopment
  • Apply landscape ecology principles to site design
  • Preserve historic landscapes and effectively utilize vegetation

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this handbook is more detailed, precise and it hepls a lot to the students in Architecture.. by the way, how can i print this article, so that i have a copy this, for my daily classes.. tnx.


1 Sustainability and Site Design
2 Sustainability and the Green Site
3 Site Data and Analysis
4 Design for Communities
5 Design for People
6 Street and Parking Design
7 Site Grading
8 Infrastructure
11 Preserving Landscapes
12 Landscape and Culture
13 Professional and Project Management Issues
Environmental Site Assessment
A Sample Preparedness Prevention and Contingency Plan
Internet Resources

9 Landscape Restoration
10 Vegetation in the Site Plan

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About the author (2009)

Thomas H. Russ is a registered landscape architect with experience as a principle in several firms, as a project manager for more than 70 projects, and as principle in charge for more than 150 projects. His experience ranges from projects designing residential subdivisions, to regional commercial centers, to the restoration of more than 30 brownfield sites and other impacted landscapes. Mr. Russ, currently Professor of Environmental Technology, College of Southern Maryland, is the author of the McGraw-Hill publication Redeveloping Brownfields (1999).

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