Standards in sustainable landscape architecture
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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.
Student paper for Sustainable Design Seminar/Studio, Fall 2009. Instructors: Werner Lang and Wilfred Wang.