Landscape Architecture : A Manual of Site Planning and Design by John O. Simonds

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9780070577091 Landscape architecture bible--now better than ever. If you want to keep pace with the latest thinking in landscape design, turn to the Third Edition of John O. Simonds' Landscape Architecture. Packed with hundreds of new inspirational photos, clear diagrams and time-saving checklists, this revised classic gives you a systematic approach to designing outdoor places and spaces. From the basics of using the natural landscape as the ecological basis for all land use planning to breakthrough methods for designing habitations and communities, it gives you step-by-step procedures for selecting and analyzing sites. . .assessing environmental impact. . .developing detailed designs. . .and more. This completely updated resource also shows you how to design for sustainability and managed growth. . .reverse urban sprawl. . .revitalize run-down urban areas. . .utilize original methods for planning open spaces. . .and develop regional blue and green ways.