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Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction

Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0471129325

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ISBN13: 978-0471129325
ISBN10: 0471129321
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 96
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No

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Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction - 4TH 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471129325

Harvey M. Rubenstein

ISBN13: 978-0471129325
ISBN10: 0471129321
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 96
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

This complete revision of the classic, Site and Environmental Planning, presents design elements and introductory technical site planning information in a clear, concise, and visual format so that creative talent may be used to its utmost advantage. Section one consists of an introduction to the critical thinking process, site selection and resource analysis, visual design factors, land use, and development design guidelines. The second part explains contour lines, grading and earthwork calculations, site and landscape construction details, and plant material in site planning and specifications. The last segment deals with illustrative project types. Contains new information on circulation patterns, wetland delineation, steep slope districts, and other overlay zones. Includes over 240 photos and site plans, plus more than 180 sketches and line drawings.

Author Bio

Rubenstein, Harvey M. : TetraTec Inc.

Harvey M. Rubenstein, FASLA, is Manager of the Landscape Architecture and Planning Department at the TetraTech, Inc. regional office in Delaware and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is also the author of Central City Malls and Pedestrian Malls, Streetscapes, and Urban Spaces (Wiley). He received his MLA degree in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and his BSLA from the Pennsylvania State University. He was also an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, and has been associated with several other national multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firms.

Table of Contents

DESIGN PRINCIPALS AND PROCESS

Site Selection and Resource Analysis.

Visual Design Factors, Context, and Natural Elements.

Land Use and Circulation.

Development Design Guidelines.

SITE ENGINEERING AND LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION DETAILING

Contour Lines.

Grading and Earthwork Calculations.

Site Drainage.

Alignment of Horizontal and Vertical Curves.

Site and Landscape Construction Details.

Plant Material in Site Planning.

Specifications.

ILLUSTRATIVE PROJECT TYPES

Sports Facilities and Playgrounds.

Rooftop Gardens.

Residential Development Concepts.

Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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