Site Planning and Design Handbook

Site Planning and Design Handbook
Thomas Russ | McGraw-Hill Professional | July-09 | ISBN: 9780071605588 | Pages: 528 | PDF | 11.35 MB

Essential site planning and design strategies, up-to-date with the latest sustainable development techniques. Discover how to incorporate sound environmental considerations into traditional site design processes. Written by a licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, this authoritative guide combines established approaches to site planning with sustainable practices and increased environmental sensitivity.
Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition explains how to:
*Integrate sustainability into site design
*Gather site data and perform site analysis
*Meet community standards and expectations
*Plan for pedestrians, traffic, parking, and open space
*Use grading techniques to minimize erosion and maximize site stability
*Implement low-impact stormwater management and sewage disposal methods
*Manage brownfield redevelopment
*Apply landscape ecology principles to site design
*Preserve historic landscapes and effectively utilize vegetation

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