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Sustainable Industrial Landscape Plan and Design

Total Human Ecosystem Formation and Evolution on Blakeley Island, Mobile, Alabama

Authors: Zhou, Long

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  • Puts forward an urban environmental planning and development proposal to help achieve the urgently needed reconciliation between economic growth and environmental preservation   Brings together academic research and design practice to address sustainable planning and design modes for post-industrial urban communities 
  • Uses graphics to explain the urban landscape formation and evolution toward sustainability 
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This book applies the Total Human Ecosystem as a guiding concept in coastal urban communities to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship between industrial parks and their surrounding wetlands. The early 21st century has been shaped by a need for economic recovery, and by climate change. Consequently, new development models that promote both economic growth and environmental preservation are urgently needed. 
In turn, the book puts forward an innovative proposal to achieve the shift from a hard path to a soft path through landscape architectural interventions, one that will help industrial factories and their surrounding wetlands coevolve toward sustainability. Through the incorporation of science and design, the proposal for the Total Human Ecosystem on Blakeley Island integrates industry with its surrounding environment. The design scenarios for this new living system are based on scientific principles of landscape ecology that take into account both the human and nonhuman environments as components of the land mosaic. 
Sustainability is not a final status that is achieved once and for all; it is an ongoing challenge. As a case study, this proposal outlines the urgently needed reconciliation between industrial parks and their surrounding natural ecosystems, and promotes the evolution of both components toward sustainability.

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Long Zhou, Ph.D in Planning, Design and Construction Science, is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Innovation and Design, City University of Macau. Dr. Zhou’s research interests and creative activities focus on ecological planning and design, performance measures of ecosystem services and landscapes, and urban disaster planning and design. Dr. Zhou is the principle investigator for serval research projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China and Macau Foundation.

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Industrial Landscape Plan and Design
Book Subtitle
Total Human Ecosystem Formation and Evolution on Blakeley Island, Mobile, Alabama
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7257-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7257-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-7256-2
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 41
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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