Standards in sustainable landscape architecture


Standards in sustainable landscape architecture

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Title: Standards in sustainable landscape architecture
Author: Bean, Cayce; Yang, Chia-Hui
Abstract: This paper examines how the principles of sustainability may be applied to the field of landscape architecture. It gives a brief history of the Sustainable Sites Initiative and the guidelines and benchmarks developed by that organization to measure the long-term environmental and social impact of landscape design. The paper then goes on to discuss strategies for water management, use of vegetation, and site design for sustainable landscape architecture.
Description: Student paper for Sustainable Design Seminar/Studio, Fall 2009. Instructors: Werner Lang and Wilfred Wang.
Department: Architecture, School of
Subject: Sustainability Conservationism Sustainble Sites Initiative living systems United States Green Building Council USGBC ecosystems ecosystem services water constructed wetlands xeriscape xeriscaping vertical landscapes Landscape gardening--Water conservation Water in landscape architecture
Date: 2009-10

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