Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design
Robert L France Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Series: Integrative Studies in Water Management & Land Deve
List Price: $139.95 Cat. #: L1562 ISBN: 1566705622 Publication Date: 5/29/2002 Number of Pages: 728 Availability: In Stock Lewis Publishers
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Serves as the first comprehensive handbook on water sensitive planning and design
Presents promising procedures and options as well as limitations and constraints in water management at scales from parking lots to bioregions
Examines case studies employing innovative techniques used by a variety of disciplines Includes nearly 400 figures along with an associated Web site that includes GIS maps and color images of design plans
Design options and planning procedures must be critically examined to ensure that landscapes are created with sensitivity to water quality and management issues as well as overall ecological integrity.
Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design presents the history of water as a design and planning element in landscape architecture and describes new interpretations of water management. This text pushes the frontiers of standard water management in new directions, challenging readers into abandoning the comfortable safety of conducting business-as-usual within narrow disciplinary confines, and instead directing views outward to the exciting and incompletely mapped regions of true interdisciplinary water sensitive planning and design.
With contributions from renowned practitioners, Part I provides seventeen chapters addressing the subject of site-specific water sensitive design and Part II presents another seventeen chapters focusing on issues relating to the water sensitive planning of riparian buffers and watersheds. In addition, Professor France has provided a "Response" to accompany each chapter, which succinctly underscores the salient features in more detail and emphasizes cross-linking to other chapters in the book.
The "Overview" provides a brief road-map to navigate through the section.
Finally, the discussion summaries at the end of each section elaborate on past problems, current challenges, and future directions. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design puts forward the very best of modern water sensitive planning and design and should be required reading for everyone involved in this dynamic and crucial field.
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