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Site Analysis Linking Program and Concept in Land Planning and Design

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ISBN-10: 0471344125

ISBN-13: 9780471344124

Edition: 2001

Authors: James A. LaGro

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This text outlines the critical steps in between the first stages of analysing a site and the final design. It also addresses the graphic communication aspects of site planning - how to convey information through maps.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936

James A. Lagro Jr. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a planner and a registered landscape architect with more than twenty-five years of experience as an educator, consultant, and designer in private practice. He has been published in Landscape Ecology, Landscape and Urban Planning, and other leading publications.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Process and Tools
Shaping the Built Environment
Introduction
Toward Sustainable Built Environments
The Power of Place, the Role of Design
Site-Planning Process
Knowledge, Skills, and Values
Conclusion
Visualization of Spatial Information
Introduction
Graphic Communication
Mapping Fundamentals
Principles of Effective Graphic Communication
Base Maps
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Conclusion
Site Selection and Programming
Site Selection
Introduction
Site Selection Scope
The Site Selection Process
Conclusion
Programming
Introduction
Programming Methods
Program Documentation
Conclusion
Site Inventory and Analysis
Site Inventory: Physical Attributes
Introduction
Parcel Size and Shape
Topography
Geology
Hydrology
Soils
Climate
Natural Hazards
Conclusion
Site Inventory: Biological Attributes
Introduction
Ecological Communities
Trees
Wildlife
Conclusion
Site Inventory: Cultural Attributes
Introduction
Land Use and Tenure
Land-Use Regulation
Property Value
Public Infrastructure
Building and Neighborhood Character
Historic Resources
Sensory Perception
Conclusion
Site Analysis: Integration and Synthesis
Introduction
Site Carrying Capacity
Suitability Analysis
Integration and Synthesis
Conclusion
Design and Implementation
Conceptual Design
Introduction
Context-Sensitive Design
Design Determinants
Creativity and Conceptual Design
The Conceptual Design Process
Anatomy of a Concept Plan
Concept Plan Graphics
Concept Evaluation and Refinement
Conclusion
Design Development
Introduction
Sustainability and Livability
Design Theory
Open Space
Circulation Systems
Buildings
Conclusion
Project Implementation
Introduction
Quality by Design
Construction Documentation
Contract Administration
Permitting and Approvals
Conclusion
Appendix
Glossary
References
Index