Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Forster O. Ndubisi
    Pages 1-10
  3. Historical Precedents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 13-19
    3. Henry David Thoreau
      Pages 20-24
    4. George Perkins Marsh
      Pages 25-32
    5. George Perkins Marsh
      Pages 33-50
    6. Ebenezer Howard
      Pages 51-57
    7. Patrick Geddes
      Pages 58-65
    8. Benton MacKaye
      Pages 66-71
    9. Frederick Steiner, Gerald Young, Ervin Zube
      Pages 72-90
  4. Ethical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 93-96
    3. Ian McHarg, Frederick Steiner
      Pages 97-107
    4. Aldo Leopold
      Pages 108-121
    5. Rachel Carson
      Pages 122-130
    6. Timothy Beatley
      Pages 131-148
    7. J. Baird Callicott
      Pages 149-160
  5. Substantive Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 163-168

About this book


From Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson, writers have long examined the effects of industrialization and its potential to permanently alter the world around them. Today, as we experience rapid global urbanization, pressures on the natural environment to accommodate our daily needs for food, work, shelter, and recreation are greatly intensified. Concerted efforts to balance human use with ecological concerns are needed now more than ever. In The Ecological Design and Planning Reader Professor Ndubisi offers refreshing insights into key themes that shape the theory and practice of ecological design and planning. He has assembled, synthesized, and framed selected seminal published scholarly works in the field from the past one hundred and fifty years, ending with a suggested agenda for future research and analysis in ecological design and planning. This is the first volume to bring together classic and contemporary writings on the history, evolution, theory, methods, and exemplary practice of ecological design and planning. The collection provides students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners of landscape architecture, urban design, land use planning, and related fields with a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between human systems and our natural environment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Forster O. Ndubisi
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station TexasUSA

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