Creating Green Roadways

Integrating Cultural, Natural, and Visual Resources into Transportation

Authors: Sipes, James L., Sipes, Matthew L

  • The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that we need to invest $2.2 trillion in federal, state, and local funds over the next five years to meet transportation requirements across the nation; this book fills an important gap in the extent literature for planners and designers who need to respond to that need
  • Abundant case studies and illustrations guide the reader through planning a wide range of projects and the challenges they are likely to face
  • James Sipes is a noted landscape architect, environmental planner, and writer with more than twenty-five years of professional experience encompassing a wide range of planning, design, research, and communication projects
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About this book

In Creating Green Roadways, James and Matthew Sipes demonstrate that roads don’t have to be the enemy of sustainability: they can be designed to minimally impact the environment while improving quality of life.

The authors examine traditional, utilitarian methods of transportation planning that have resulted in a host of negative impacts: from urban sprawl and congestion to loss of community identity and excess air and water pollution. They offer a better approach—one that blends form and function. Through case studies and photos from around the country, Creating Green Roadways provides an examination of all aspects of green roads, from transportation policy to the basics of road design, public involvement, road ecology, and the economics of sustainable roads. This comprehensive guide offers a practical strategy for rethinking how we design, plan, and maintain our transportation infrastructure.

About the authors

James L. Sipes is a landscape architect, environmental planner, and the author of Digital Land and Sustainable Solutions to Water Resources. Matthew L. Sipes is a civil engineer with HMB Professional Engineers, Inc.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sipes, James L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Transportation Policies

    Sipes, James L. (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Basic Roadway Design

    Sipes, James L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-77

  • Design and Planning Process for Green Roadways

    Sipes, James L. (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

  • Public Involvement Process

    Sipes, James L. (et al.)

    Pages 97-106

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating Green Roadways
Book Subtitle
Integrating Cultural, Natural, and Visual Resources into Transportation
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes
eBook ISBN
978-1-59726-322-1
DOI
10.5822/978-1-59726-322-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations
Topics