Design for Human Ecosystems
Landscape, Land Use, and Natural Resources

John Lyle; Foreword by Joan Woodward

For more than 30 years, John Tillman Lyle (1934-1998) was one of the leading thinkers in the field of ecological design. Design for Human Ecosystems, originally published in 1985, is his classic text that explores methods of designing...

288 pages
8.5 x 11

Natural Hazard Mitigation
Recasting Disaster Policy And Planning

The first half of the 1990s saw the largest and most costly floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes in the history of the United States. While natural hazards cannot be prevented, their human impacts can be greatly reduced through advance action...

591 pages
6 x 9
37 illustrations

To Heal the Earth
Selected Writings Of Ian L. McHarg

Ian L. McHarg's landmark book Design with Nature changed the face of landscape architecture and planning by promoting the idea that the design of human settlements should be based on ecological principles. McHarg was one of the earliest...

394 pages
6 x 9

With People in Mind
Design And Management Of Everyday Nature

Some parks, preserves, and other natural areas serve people well; others are disappointing. Successful design and management requires knowledge of both people and environments.

With People in Mind explores how to design and manage areas...

239 pages
7 x 10
212 illustrations

The Once and Future Forest
A Guide To Forest Restoration Strategies

Leslie Sauer; Foreword by Ian L. McHarg

Developed by the pioneering landscape design firm of Andropogon Associates, world-renowned for their innovative approach to integrating environmental protection and restoration with landscape architecture and design, The Once and Future Forest...

400 pages
7 x 10

The Ecology of Place
Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community

Current patterns of land use and development are at once socially, economically, and environmentally destructive. Sprawling low-density development literally devours natural landscapes while breeding a pervasive sense of social isolation and...

278 pages
6 x 9

Placing Nature
Culture And Landscape Ecology

Edited by Joan Nassauer

Landscape ecology is a widely influential approach to looking at ecological function at the scale of landscapes, and accepting that human beings powerfully affect landscape pattern and function. It goes beyond investigation of pristine...

202 pages
11 x 8.5

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities

Increasing numbers of Americans are fleeing cities and suburbs for the small towns and open spaces that surround national and state parks, wildlife refuges, historic sites, and other public lands. With their scenic beauty and high quality of life...

176 pages
6 x 9

Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning

Wenche Dramstad, James D. Olson, and Richard T.T. Forman

Landscape ecology has emerged in the past decade as an important and useful tool for land-use planners and landscape architects. While professionals and scholars have begun to incorporate aspects of this new field into their work, there remains a...

80 pages
7 x 9
16 photos, 86 illustrations

Conservation Design for Subdivisions
A Practical Guide To Creating Open Space Networks

In most communities, land use regulations are based on a limited model that allows for only one end result: the production of more and more suburbia, composed of endless subdivisions and shopping centers, that ultimately covers every bit of...

203 pages
11 x 8.5


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