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Ecoregion Based Design for Sustainability

Ecoregion Based Design for Sustainability Author Robert G. Bailey
ISBN-10 9780387225975
Release 2007-05-08
Pages 223
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Robert Bailey is an established authority on ecosystems, and his previous works, Ecosystem Geography and Ecoregions have sold well; Fully illustrated with color diagrams and maps; Includes a Glossary to define terms which may be unfamiliar to professionals working in this cross-disciplinary field; Provides a Resource Guide and a Sources and Recommended Reading section to aid readers who require additional information; Presents a modified approach to land management and conservation in a non-technical and engaging manner



Landscape scale Conservation Planning

Landscape scale Conservation Planning Author Stephen C. Trombulak
ISBN-10 9048195756
Release 2010-09-21
Pages 427
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Hugh P. Possingham Landscape-scale conservation planning is coming of age. In the last couple of decades, conservation practitioners, working at all levels of governance and all spatial scales, have embraced the CARE principles of conservation planning – Comprehensiveness, Adequacy, Representativeness, and Efficiency. Hundreds of papers have been written on this theme, and several different kinds of software program have been developed and used around the world, making conservation planning based on these principles global in its reach and influence. Does this mean that all the science of conservation planning is over – that the discovery phase has been replaced by an engineering phase as we move from defining the rules to implementing them in the landscape? This book and the continuing growth in the literature suggest that the answer to this question is most definitely ‘no. ’ All of applied conservation can be wrapped up into a single sentence: what should be done (the action), in what place, at what time, using what mechanism, and for what outcome (the objective). It all seems pretty simple – what, where, when, how and why. However stating a problem does not mean it is easy to solve.



Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of Sustainability  3 volumes Author Robin Morris Collin
ISBN-10 9780313352621
Release 2009-12-09
Pages 819
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This three-volume encyclopedia explores the concept of sustainability in the contexts of the environment, economics, and justice. • Includes biological sketches of important leaders including Mohammad Yunnus, Wangari Maathai, and Karl Henrik RobËrt • Offers over 50 illustrations and drawings and a variety of helpful maps • Appendices of original documents not easily located otherwise • A guide to related topics opens each volume, allowing quick reference to entries by theme •A "Definitions and Contexts" section unique to each volume provides readers with a crash course in the often complex language of sustainability



Natural Areas Journal

Natural Areas Journal Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015072619037
Release 2007
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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113510270
Release 2004
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The Designer s Atlas of Sustainability

The Designer s Atlas of Sustainability Author Ann Thorpe
ISBN-10 1610910605
Release 2012-08-09
Pages 240
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Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today.Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design-designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world-but also the economic and cultural elements involved. The Atlas is neither a how-to manual nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable developmin our public and private lives is the theme presthroughout. Like other kinds of atlases, The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "developmthat cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."



The Permaculture Activist

The Permaculture Activist Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000117417463
Release 2004
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Designing the Sustainable Site

Designing the Sustainable Site Author Heather L. Venhaus
ISBN-10 9781118183434
Release 2012-03-23
Pages 256
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The full-color, practical guide to designing sustainable residential landscapes and small-scale sites "Going green" is no longer a choice; it's a necessity. Developed landscapes have played a significant role in exacerbating the environmental and social problems that threaten humanity; however, they can also be part of the solution. Designing the Sustainable Site: Integrated Design Strategies for Small-Scale Sites and Residential Landscapes gives site designers and landscape architects the tools and information they need to become a driving force in the quest for sustainability. Advocating a regenerative design approach in which built landscapes sustain and restore vital ecological functions, this book guides readers through a design process for new and redeveloped sites that not only minimizes damage to the environment but also actively helps to repair it. Designing the Sustainable Site: Assists designers in identifying and incorporating sustainable practices that have the greatest positive impact on both the project and the surrounding community, within a regional context Uses photographs, sketches, and case studies to provide a comprehensive look at successful green landscape design Illustrates how sustainable practices are relevant and applicable to projects of any size or budget Demonstrates how built environments can protect and restore ecosystem services Explains the multiple and far-reaching benefits that sustainable design solutions can provide Assists project teams in fulfilling credit requirements of green building assessment tools, such as LEED, BREEAM, or SITES With attention to six global environmental challenges—including air pollution, urban flooding and water pollution, water shortages, invasive species, and loss of biodiversity—along with guidance on how to meet these challenges, Designing the Sustainable Site is a practical design manual for sustainable alternatives to small-scale site and residential landscape design.



Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design Author Daniel E. Williams
ISBN-10 9780471709534
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 275
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"Written for architects, planners, landscape architects, engineers, public officials, and change agent professionals, this important resource defines the issues of sustainable design, illustrates conceptual and case studies, and provides support for continued learning in this increasingly central focus of architects' and urban planners' work."--Jacket.



Proceedings Workshop on Ecoregional Research at Ilri

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EDRA Proceedings of the Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference

EDRA  Proceedings of the Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015065061221
Release 2007
Pages 281
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Ecosystem Geography

Ecosystem Geography Author Robert G. Bailey
ISBN-10 9780387895154
Release 2009-11-16
Pages 251
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This book outlines a system that subdivides the Earth into a hierarchy of increasingly finer-scale ecosystems that can serve as a consistent framework for ecological analysis and management. The system consists of a three-part, nested hierarchy of ecosystem units and associated mapping criteria. This new edition has been updated throughout with new text, figures, diagrams, photographs, and tables.



EDRA

EDRA Author Environmental Design Research Association. Conference
ISBN-10 0939922339
Release 2007
Pages 281
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The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Scale on Conservation Planning and Ecological Networks in the Central Valley California

The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Scale on Conservation Planning and Ecological Networks in the Central Valley  California Author Patrick Randolph Huber
ISBN-10 UCAL:X81109
Release 2008
Pages 252
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Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings Author Avi Friedman
ISBN-10 9781610912112
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 272
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Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or retrofit livable, sustainable, and economical homes. With Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings, Avi Friedman provides that resource. While other books on residential green building are often either superficial or overly technical, Friedman gets it just right, delivering an illustrated, accessible guide for architects, developers, home builders, codes officials, and students of architecture and green design. Friedman charts a new course for residential building—one in which social, cultural, economic, and environmental values are part of every design decision. The book begins with a concise overview of green building principles, covering topics such as sustainable resources and common certification methods. Each following chapter examines a critical aspect of green home construction, from siting to waste management options. Friedman provides basics about energy-efficient windows and heating and cooling systems. And he offers innovative solutions like edible landscaping and green roofs. Friedman knows that in green building, ideas are only as good as their execution. So in each chapter valuable data is assembled and a contemporary project in which designers strove to achieve sustainability while adhering to real-world constraints is featured. The result is a practical guide for every professional in the burgeoning field of residential green building.



Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo Pacific

Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo Pacific Author Eric D. Wikramanayake
ISBN-10 1559639237
Release 2002
Pages 643
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Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific offers a comprehensive examination of the state of the Indo-Pacific's biodiversity and habitats, moving beyond endangered or charismatic species to quantify for the first time the number of mammal and bird species, including endemics, in each ecoregion.



Determining Ecological Regions in Michigan Based on Native Tree Distribution Using Geographic Information Systems and Principal Component Analysis

Determining Ecological Regions in Michigan Based on Native Tree Distribution Using Geographic Information Systems and Principal Component Analysis Author Sihui Wang
ISBN-10 MSU:31293031637063
Release 2010
Pages 186
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