Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Sustainable Landscape Construction By Kim Sorvig

Sustainable Landscape Construction by Kim Sorvig

Condition - New
$96.09
Only 2 left

Summary

A timely update to a foundational text on landscape construction.

Sustainable Landscape Construction Summary

Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors by Kim Sorvig

Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been updated to include important recent developments in this landscape revolution. It remains essential reading for everyone with an interest in green design of outdoor spaces and infrastructures. Like its predecessors, the new edition of Sustainable Landscape Construction is organized around principles, recognizing that built environments, and our work in them, pose both pragmatic and ethical challenges. Each chapter focuses on one overarching site goal, such as Pave Less, Heal Injured Sites, and Consider Origin and Fate of Materials. These principles of land sustainability are clearly articulated and developed through specific examples of more than 100 projects from around the world, reflecting both traditions and recent innovations. Expanded coverage of industry trends toward performance monitoring, and of lessons from project failures, form an important enhancement in this edition. New content also details the necessity to plan adaptively, not just preventively, for the realities of changing climate and intensifying weather. Some of the trends covered will shift how landscape architects and contractors will do business in challenging years ahead: to survive, many professionals and clients will focus on restoration projects, motivated by ecosystem services and social justice, and funded by innovative methods. Sustainable Landscape Construction is part of the canon of landscape construction texts, and with this update, remains a visionary, one of a kind reference for professionals and students.

About Kim Sorvig

Kim Sorvig is a research associate professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, and co-author of the Sustainable Building Technical Manual, published by the U.S. Green Building Council. J. William Thompson is the former editor-in-chief of Landscape Architecture, the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Additional information

NGR9781610918107
9781610918107
161091810X
Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors by Kim Sorvig
New
Paperback
Island Press
20180501
400
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - Sustainable Landscape Construction