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Conservation Design for Subdivisions A Practical Guide to Creating Open Space Networks

ISBN-10: 1559634898
ISBN-13: 9781559634892
Edition: 3rd 1996
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 203
Size: 11.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

In most communities, land use regulations are based on a limited model that allows for only one end result: the production of more and more suburbia, composed of endless subdivisions and shopping centers, that ultimately covers every bit of countryside with "improvements." Fortunately, sensible alternatives to this approach do exist, and methods of developing land while at the same time conserving natural areas are available.In Conservation Design for Subdivisions, Randall G. Arendt explores better ways of designing new residential developments than we have typically seen in our communities. He presents a practical handbook for residential developers, site designers, local officials, and landowners that explains how to implement new ideas about land-use planning and environmental protection. Abundantly illustrated with site plans (many of them in color), floor plans, photographs, and renditions of houses and landscapes, it describes a series of simple and straightforward techniques that allows for land-conserving development.The author proposes a step-by-step approach to conserving natural areas by rearranging density on each development parcel as it is being planned so that only half (or less) of the buildable land is turned into houselots and streets. Homes are built in a less land-consumptive manner that allows the balance of property to be permanently protected and added to an interconnected network of green spaces and green corridors. Included in the volume are model zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions that can help citizens and local officials implement these innovative design ideas.

Preface: Why This Handbook?
Introduction. Natural Lands: Special Places in Your Community
How This Handbook Can Help You
Conventional Layouts versus "Conservation Designs": Comparisons and Contrasts
Advantages of Conservation Design
Roles and Responsibilities of Various Parties
Steps Involved in Designing Conservation Subdivisions: A Straightforward Approach
Linking Conservation Lands in Future Subdivisions to Create an Interconnected Open Space Network: A Greener Vision
Creating Conservation Subdivision Designs on Seven Different Sites
Regulatory Improvements
Management Techniques for Conservation Lands
Toward a New Land Ethic in Your Community
Summary of Conservation Statistics for the Seven Sites Described in Chapter 7
Results of Citizens' Design Exercise at Poconos Workshop
Detailed Houselot Designs at Higher Net Densities
Sample House Designs for Compact Lots in Open Space Layouts
Economic Benefits of Open Space upon Real Estate
Sample of Real Estate Ads Mentioning Proximity of Homes to Greenways
Sample of Newspaper Articles Related to Conservation Design Issues
Model Ordinance Provisions
Recommended Further Reading
Index

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