Designing Greenways Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People

ISBN-10: 1559633255
ISBN-13: 9781559633253
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 7/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move freely, and finding appropriate ways to bring people into nature. This book brings together examples from ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, and recreation design to illustrate how greenways function and add value to ecosystems and human communities alike. Encompassing everything from urban trail corridors to river floodplains to wilderness-like linkages, greenways preserve or improve the integrity of the landscape, not only by stemming the loss of natural features, but also by engendering new natural and social functions. From 19th-century parks and parkways to projects still on the drawing boards, Designing Greenways is a fascinating introduction to the possibilities-and pitfalls-involved in these ambitious projects. As towns and cities look to greenways as a new way of reconciling man and nature, designers and planners will look to Designing Greenways as an invaluable compendium of best practices.

Paul Cawood Hellmund is director of the Conway School of Landscape Design in western Massachusetts. He lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

Daniel Smith is a non-fiction author and editor who has written across a range of subjects, including politics, economics and social history. He was the author of How to Think Like Steve Jobs in 2013. He is also a long-time contributor to The Statesman's Yearbook, the geo-political guide to the world that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013. He lives in London.

Preface
Introduction: Greenway Functions, Design, and History
Greenways and Landscape Integrity: An Overview
Landscape Problems and Greenway Opportunities
A Strategic Greenway Design Approach
Greenways and Sustainable Design: The Significance of Scale and Equity
Evolution of Greenways from Linear Conservation and Transportation Corridors
Greenway Examples
Greenway Ecology and the Integrity of Landscapes: An Illustrated Primer
Bringing Together Diverse Perspectives
A Willingness to Communicate beyond Narrow Limits
Landscape Ecology a Boon to Greenway Design
Landscape Ecology as an Inclusive Perspective
Taking the Broader View
Getting to Know a Landscape at a Human Scale
An Illustrated Primer: The Language of Landscape Integrity
Greenways as Wildlife Corridors
Wildlife Movement and the Role for Corridors
Corridors at Habitat
Corridors in Daily and Seasonal Wildlife Movements
Corridors and Other Landscape Elements in Dispersal
The Role of Dispersal Corridors in Population Persistence
The Role of Corridors in Facilitating Long-Distance Range Shifts
Key Greenway Design Issues
Conclusion
Riparian Greenways and Water Resources
Structure of Riparian Corridors and Their Associated Watersheds
Riparian Corridor Functions
Effects of Human Activities on Riparian Corridors
Applications in Design and Management
Conclusion
The Social Ecology of Landscape Design: Applications for Greenways
Society and Nature: Understanding the Human Landscape
The Social Basis of Landscape Change: Ideas, Institutions, and Participation
Applications: Greenways as Part of a Reinvigorated Commons
Conclusion
Ecological Greenway Design
Chatfield Basin Conservation Network: An Example
Design Makes a Difference
Dealing with the Complexity of Greenway Design and Confusion among Designers
Greenways Can Be a Component of Sustainable Design
Language, Principles, and Models for Greenway Design
A Design Method: Getting the Greenway Vision
Greenway Design Method
Sources of Information for the Greenway Design Method
Finding and Using Maps
Conclusion
Epilogue: Landscape Lines to Hold
Index

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