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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geography | Eco-Landscape Design

Eco-Landscape Design

Flannery, John A., Smith, Karen M.

2015, IV, 227 p. 311 illus.

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  • The projects featured are actually realised and not theoretical
  • The contributing Landscape Architects are very enthusiastic to share their experience in this field
  • The full spectrum of eco-landscape development is represented in a single publication
  • The creative book layout incorporates a mix of high quality images, diagrams and text

The ability to adapt to a changing environment has ensured the continued survival of the human race into the 21st century. The challenges to be faced in this century are now well documented by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The effects of drought, melting polar ice and increased incidences of extreme weather events will impact on the diverse landscapes of the earth and a human population predicted to be 9 billion by the middle of the 21st century, a three-fold increase in less than one hundred years.

This book provides a valuable insight into landscaping activity worldwide by those tasked with housing, feeding and nurturing all species that share the planet. Research for this publication reveals the growth of non-anthropised  design philosophies, acknowledging that humanity cannot be indefinitely sustained if animal, bird and plant life are excluded. The precious resources of water and the air that we breathe are no longer taken for granted; rivers flowing through the world’s mega-cities are now being cleaned, restored and given pride of place in the landscapes they flow through. Conservation projects provide evidence that even fragile island and desert landscapes can be protected from the negative impacts of population. Eco-Landscape Design demonstrates that an intelligent and thoughtful approach to landscape design can not only ensure survival, it can reap compound benefits and rewards far in excess of those originally envisaged.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Design - Ecology - Green - Landscape - Sustainable

Related subjects » Geography

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Public Open Space.- Dwellings and Workplace.- Rivers, Shores and Islands.- Conservation and Education.

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