Ecological Design

ISBN-10: 2940411441
ISBN-13: 9782940411443
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 9/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Nancy Rottle, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, USA. She has over two decades of landscape architecture professional experience and has been teaching since 2001. Her recent scholarship, including the co-authored book Ecological Design, has focused on the application of theory and new practices to regenerate the health of urban and urbanizing environments.

Introduction
What is ecological design?
Defining ecological design
Why urban?
An emerging practice
Integrating science and design
Olympic Sculpture Park
Systems
The structure and function of systems
Systems hierarchy
Types of systems
Green infrastructure systems
Ecosystem health and diversity
Waitakere and Twin Streams
Landscape dynamics
The form and function of landscapes
Dynamic equilibrium and resilience
Resilient + sustainable + regenerative design
Port Lands Estuary
Project processes
Design processes for ecosystem health
Implementing a framework
Civic participation
Stewardship
Freshkiils Park
Operations
Protect Conserve Reuse
Scaffold Structure Initiate
Catalyse Seed Regenerate
Stratify Layer Strengthen
Regulate Contain Collect
Sieve Filter Cleanse
Metabolize Digest Remediate
Mimic Copy Imitate
Synthesize Connect Integrate
Reveal Immerse Teach
Places
Region and watershed
Netherlands Green Heart
Community
Portland, Oregon
Neighbourhood
High Point
Streets
SW Montgomery Street
Parks and trails
Barry Curtis Park
Site/Parcel
'Green Factor' programmes
Conclusion
Taking it further
Bibliography
Contact and useful resources
Index
Acknowledgements and picture credits
Working with ethics

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