350 pages , Routledge , 2014-07-25 Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and f...[Read More]
283 pages , Belhaven , 1991 This textbook explains the principles of landscape design for landscape architects and environmental managers, blending the theory of landscape aesthetics with the practice of good architectural design. It recognizes that visual and cultural aspects are intimately related to technical and functional matters and accordingly sets out to treat th...[Read More]
380 pages , McGraw-Hill Professional , 2006-06-08 Create fun, safe, innovative outdoor landscapes for children This unique resource expertly details the design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable children's landscapes and play yards. Numerous case studies cover projects including storybook courtyards, music and barnyard gardens, nature trails, wildlife habitats...[Read More]
312 pages , Emerald Group Publishing , 2017-03-22 In this book a fresh look at the central issues of architecture is assembled and recast into a fully integrated narrative, based on two foundational and complementary aspects of architectural design: those that give shape and those that give focus—forming and centering.
144 pages , Chronicle Books , 2008-10-01 Acclaimed architect Renzo Piano's vision for the new California Academy of Sciences is one of hope and grand ambition: to create a model for sustainable design at an unprecedented scale. This is the story of an architectural masterpiece detailing the intricacies of form and function: its 2.5-acre rooftop garden, the 60,000 photovo...[Read More]
136 pages , CRC Press , 2004-03-01 This book contains general recommendations for site clearing after man-made and natural disasters. It provides guidelines on the demolition of damaged structures and the reuse of demolition and construction materials. It has been prepared by an international task force originating from cooperation between RILEM and UNESCO.
175 pages , CRC Press , 1990-09-03 Presents and analyses the sources of renewable energy, including advantages and disadvantages, projects implemented internationally, cost and environmental implications, and the benefits of system integration.
568 pages , McGraw Hill Professional , 2007 Thanks to economic incentives such as tax credits, green building has become a booming trend in the construction industry. This title is intended for electrical engineers, construction managers, construction and building inspectors.
292 pages , AltaMira Press , 2013-03-21 Environmentally friendly practices are crucial to the mission of museums, which, as houses of preservation, are uniquely suited to modeling green behavior and sustainability. The Green Museum remains the leading handbook for museums seeking to learn ways to implement environmentally sustainable practices at their institutions, whet...[Read More]
12 pages , The Stationery Office , 2004-01-01 This planning policy statement applies to England only and replaces extant parts of PPG 23 (1994), Planning & Pollution Control (ISBN 0117529478), which is hereby cancelled. The policies set out in this statement and the advice provided in the annexes (Annex 1 "Pollution control, air and water quality" (ISBN 0117539317) and A...[Read More]
500 pages , Routledge , 2014-10-30 Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader’s mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed in order to make our towns and cities healthier places to visit and in which to live and work. The authors examine how nature can improve our physic...[Read More]