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Ecology and Design : Frameworks For Learning - Robert Melnick

Ecology and Design

Frameworks For Learning

By: Robert Melnick (Foreword by), Bart Johnson (Editor), Kristina Hill (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9781559638135
Number Of Pages: 560

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Professionals, faculty, and students are aware of the pressing need to integrate ecological principles into environmental design and planning education, but few materials exist to facilitate that development.Ecology and Design addresses that shortcoming by articulating priorities and approaches for incorporating ecological principles in the teaching of landscape design and planning. The book explains why landscape architecture and design and planning faculty should include ecology as a standard part of their courses and curricula, provides insights on how that can be done, and offers models from successful programs. The book: examines the need for change in the education and practice of landscape architecture and in the physical planning and design professions as a whole asks what designers and physical planners need to know about ecology and what applied ecologists can learn from design and planning develops conceptual frameworks needed to realize an ecologically based approach to design and planning offers recommendations for the integration of ecology within a landscape architecture curriculum, as an example for other design fields such as civil engineering and architecture considers the implications for professional practice explores innovative approaches to collaboration among designers and ecologistsIn addition to the editors, contributors include Carolyn Adams, Jack Ahern, Richard T. T. Forman, Michael Hough, James Karr, Joan Iverson Nassauer, David Orr, Kathy Poole, H. Ronald Pulliam, Anne Whiston Spirn, Sandra Steingraber, Carl Steinitz, Ken Tamminga, and William Wenk. Ecology and Design represents an important guidepost and source of ideas for faculty, students, and professionals in landscape architecture, urban design, planning and architecture, landscape ecology, conservation biology and restoration ecology, civil and environmental engineering, and related fields.

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introduction: Toward Landscape Realismp. 1
Theories of Nature in Ecology and Designp. 27
The Authority of Nature: Conflict, Confusion, and Renewal in Design, Planning, and Ecologyp. 29
Ecology's New Paradigm: What Does It Offer Designers and Planners?p. 51
The Missing Catalyst: Design and Planning with Ecology Rootsp. 85
Perspectives on Theory and Practicep. 111
Lead or Fade into Obscurity: Can Landscape Educators Ask and Answer Useful Questions about Ecology?p. 113
What from Ecology Is Relevant to Design and Planning?p. 133
Toward an Inclusive Concept of Infrastructurep. 173
Human Health and Design: An Essay in Two Partsp. 191
Exquisite Communion: The Body, Landscape, and Toxic Exposuresp. 192
Design and Planning as Healing Arts: The Broader Context of Health and Environmentp. 203
Education for Practicep. 215
Ecological Science and Landscape Design: A Necessary Relationship in Changing Landscapesp. 217
On Teaching Ecological Principles to Designersp. 231
Looking Beneath the Surface: Teaching a Landscape Ethicp. 245
Prescriptions for Changep. 269
In Expectation of Relationships: Centering Theories around Ecological Understandingp. 271
The Nature of Dialogue and the Dialogue of Nature: Designers and Ecologists in Collaborationp. 305
Interweaving Ecology in Design and Planning Curriculap. 357
Integrating Ecology "across" the Curriculum of Landscape Architecturep. 397
Building Ecological Understandings in Design Studio: A Repertoire for a Well-Crafted Learning Experiencep. 415
From Theory to Practice: Educational Outcomes in the World of Professional Practicep. 473
Conclusions: Frameworks for Learningp. 493
Notes on Primary Authorsp. 503
List of Contributorsp. 509
Indexp. 513
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ISBN: 9781559638135
ISBN-10: 1559638133
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 1st November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.89