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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geography | Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planning

Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planning

Shimizu, Hiroyuki, Murayama, Akito (Eds.)

2014, XII, 161 p. 129 illus., 118 illus. in color.

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  • Introduces a combination of theory and practice
  • Includes German and Japanese contexts and comparisons
  • Written by authors from interdisciplinary fields
Our societies need to solve difficult issues to attain sustainability. The main challenges include, among others, global warming, demographic change, an energy crisis, and loss of biodiversity. In tackling these issues, a holistic understanding of our living space is important. The field of landscape planning and design is at the core the holistic concept and it makes several contributions to achieving sustainability. First, landscape planning and design connects different spatial scales: from site to region to the planet. Second, it focuses on close interrelationships between human activities and nature. Third, it is concerned with people’s values toward their surroundings. This book is based on the presentations made by German and Japanese scholars at the international symposium “New Trends of Landscape Design: Seamless Connection of Landscape Planning and Design from Regional to Site Scales — The Cultural Context” held on November 5, 2012, at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Clinical Environmental Approach - Landscape Design - Landscape Governance - Landscape Perception - Landscape Planning - New Trend Landscape Design - Sustainable Planning

Related subjects » Geography - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport - Sustainable Development

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