Practical ecology for planners, developers, and citizens
Island Press, 2005 - Architecture - 294 pages
Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens introduces and explains key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. The book is tailored to meet the needs of busy land use professionals and citizens seeking a concise yet thorough overview of ecology and its applications. It offers clear guidelines and a wealth of information on how we can protect species and ecosystems while at the same creating healthy, sustainable human communities.
Throughout the book, the authors make ecological concepts accessible to readers with little or no scientific background. They present key ideas and information in simple and pragmatic terms, and provide numerous graphics to help explain important concepts. They also offer exercises for the reader to practice ecologically-based planning and design, along with a list of resources for practical information on ecology and conservation.
Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens will raise the level of ecological understanding among land use professionals and citizens, and is an invaluable new resource for anyone concerned with human land use and its environmental impacts.
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Part One Humans Nature and Interactions
Figure 12 ac Hypothetical Contexts for FiftyAcre Farm
An Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity
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Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens
Dan L. Perlman,Jeffrey Milder
Limited preview - 2004
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