Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition (Hardcover)

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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.

Fully revised and updated, Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition discusses the latest standards and protocols-including LEED. The book features expanded coverage of green site design topics such as water conservation, energy efficiency, green building materials, site infrastructure, and brownfield restoration. This comprehensive resource addresses the challenges associated with site planning and design and lays the groundwork for success.

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

About the Author

Thomas H. Russ is a registered landscape architect with experience as a principle in several firms, as a project manager for more than 70 projects, and as principle in charge for more than 150 projects. His experience ranges from projects designing residential subdivisions, to regional commercial centers, to the restoration of more than 30 brownfield sites and other impacted landscapes. Mr. Russ, currently Professor of Environmental Technology, College of Southern Maryland, is the author of the McGraw-Hill publication Redeveloping Brownfields (1999).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780071605588
ISBN-10: 0071605584
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: July 1st, 2009
Pages: 528
Language: English