The Living Landscape: An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning

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McGraw-Hill, 1991 - Architecture - 356 pages
This third year/postgraduate text for courses in Landscape - or Environmental - Architecture covers the entire planning process from an ecological perspective. It is organized around a series of conventional planning steps, beginning with why to plan, including the identification of problems and opportunities; continuing through the various stages of inventory and analysis; and arriving at the adoption of a plan complete with community involvement, design, implementation, and administration. The ecological perspective of the book stresses the interrelationships between people and nature. Case studies are used to illustrate how planning has been used to address environmental issues.

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AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION is a Chicago-based, nonprofit, public interest, and research organization representing 30,000 practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues.

FREDERICK R. STEINER is the Dean of the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin. He is on the advisory boards for Planning and Urban Design Standards and Landscape Architecture Graphic Standards (both from Wiley).

KENT BUTLER is Associate Dean of Research and Chair of the planning program at the School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin.

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