"The Living Landscape" is a manifesto, resource, and textbook for architects, landscape architects, environmental planners, students, and others involved in creating human communities. Since its first edition, published in 1990, it has taught its readers how to develop new built environments while conserving natural resources. No other book presents such a comprehensive approach to planning that is rooted in ecology and design. And no other book offers a similar step-by-step method for planning with an emphasis on sustainable development. This second edition of "The Living Landscape" offers Frederick Steiner's design-oriented ecological methods to a new generation of students and professionals."
The Living Landscape" offers: a systematic, highly practical approach to landscape planning that maximizes ecological objectives, community service, and citizen participation; more than 20 challenging case studies that demonstrate how problems were met and overcome, from rural America to large cities; scores of checklists and step-by-step guides; hands-on help with practical zoning, land use, and regulatory issues; coverage of major advances in GIS technology and global sustainability standards; and, more than 150 illustrations.As Steiner emphasizes throughout this book, all of us have a responsibility to the Earth and to our fellow residents on this planet to plan with vision. We are merely visiting this planet, he notes; we should leave good impressions.
Publisher: Island Press
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 1134 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"The Living Landscape offers a thoughtful and excellent examination of how we can understand, analyze, and interpret the landscape as interacting physical, biological, and cultural systems. This book is unique because of the emphasis the author places on understanding the landscape in terms of relationships among these systems. The Living Landscape is a useful and timely contribution to the growing body of knowledge on ecological planning."
--Forster Ndubisi, Prof & Dept Head, Dept of Land. Arch.& Urban Plng, Texas A&M U
"Frederick Steiner demonstrates how an organized and clear model of ecological planning can be a useful tool for planners to deal with projects at different scales and with different natural and human components."
--Danillo Palazzo, Associate Professor of Urban Design, Politecnico di Milano
"What makes this more than just another weighty planning treatise is the intellectual energy expended in placing planning activities into an overall framework. It's not just one damn thing after another. ....Don't miss this wonderful work of synthesis."
"It is a must for landscape architects, engineers, or anyone involved in urban planning."