Wetland Design

Wetland Design

Principles and Practices for Landscape Architects and Land-use Planners

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This book explores the creation, restoration, enhancement, and construction of designed wetlands. It provides a practical guide for wetland design on a local site-specific scale, as well as reviews the impact of wetland design projects on the environment. More than 150 key principles and practices of wetland design and planning are presented, accompanied by detailed illustrations, and case studies demonstrate the successful application of these design principles for landscape architects and land-use planners. Especially suited to a graduate level and early professional readership, this is the first book to explore both the ecological function and art of wetlands design.

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Wetlands combine the beauty of both aesthetic form and ecological function in a way that few other landforms can match.
This book explores the creation, restoration, enhancement, and construction of designed wetlands. It provides a practical guide for wetland design on a local site-specific scale, as well as reviews the impact of wetland design projects on the environment. More than 150 key principles and practices of wetland design and planning are presented, accompanied by detailed illustrations, and case studies demonstrate the successful application of these design principles for landscape architects and land-use planners. Especially suited to a graduate level and early professional readership, this is the first book to explore both the ecological function and art of wetlands design.

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After introducing primary concepts in wetland design and planning that encompass ecological, aesthetic, and (sometimes) educational functions, France (landscape ecology, Harvard Design School) applies these principles in case studies of watershed land-use planning and site-specific landscape architecture from the Pacific Northwest to China. Basic design diagrams, b&w photos, and a inter-disciplinary glossary augment the studies. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Norton, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780393730739
0393730735
Branch Call Number: 712 FRANC
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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