Eco-Landscape Design

  • John A. Flannery
  • Karen M. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 4-5
  3. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 6-19
  4. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 20-27
  5. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 28-33
  6. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 34-39
  7. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 40-47
  8. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 48-51
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    Pages 52-61
  10. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 62-69
  11. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 70-75
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    Pages 76-79
  13. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 80-87
  14. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 88-103
  15. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 104-111
  16. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 112-121
  17. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 122-141
  18. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 142-149
  19. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 150-161
  20. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 162-167

About this book

Introduction

The ability to adapt to a changing environment has ensured the continued survival of the human race into the 21st century. The challenges to be faced in this century are now well documented by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The effects of drought, melting polar ice and increased incidences of extreme weather events will impact on the diverse landscapes of the earth and a human population predicted to be 9 billion by the middle of the 21st century, a three-fold increase in less than one hundred years.

This book provides a valuable insight into landscaping activity worldwide by those tasked with housing, feeding and nurturing all species that share the planet. Research for this publication reveals the growth of non-anthropised  design philosophies, acknowledging that humanity cannot be indefinitely sustained if animal, bird and plant life are excluded. The precious resources of water and the air that we breathe are no longer taken for granted; rivers flowing through the world’s mega-cities are now being cleaned, restored and given pride of place in the landscapes they flow through. Conservation projects provide evidence that even fragile island and desert landscapes can be protected from the negative impacts of population. Eco-Landscape Design demonstrates that an intelligent and thoughtful approach to landscape design can not only ensure survival, it can reap compound benefits and rewards far in excess of those originally envisaged.

Keywords

Design Ecology Green Landscape Sustainable

Authors and affiliations

  • John A. Flannery
    • 1
  • Karen M. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston Spa MediaLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07206-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07205-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07206-7
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