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作者 France, R. L. (Robert Lawrence)
書名 Environmental restoration and design for recreation and ecotourism [electronic resource] / Robert L. France
出版項 Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011
國際標準書號 9781439870617 (electronic bk.)
1439870616 (electronic bk.)
9781439869864 (hardback)
1439869863 (hardback)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xxiv, 242 p.) : ill., maps
系列 Integrative studies in water management and land development
Integrative studies in water management and land development
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Brown fields and gray waters: creating public greenspace from regenerated marginal landscapes Day for night: stream daylighting in the San Francisco Bay area For the time being: designing a palimpsest landscape at Crissy Fields, San Francisco -- California dreamin'--a reality: multidimensional resource utilization in Arcata -- California case study lessons -- Recovery processes and design practices for regenerating derelict landscapes for recreation and ecotourism -- From the Las Vegas Wash to Clark County Wetlands Park -- Appendix: City of Henderson Water Reclamation Facility and Bird Viewing Preserve -- Las Vegas case study questions / answers by Mark Raming [and others] -- From Barn Elms reservoirs to the London Wetland Centre -- London case study questions / answers by Malcolm Whitehead, Kevin Perbedy, and Doug Hulyer -- Clark County Wetlands Park and the London Wetland Centre integrative themes and lessons
"A wetland center in London, parks in downtown San Francisco, a wildlife sanctuary in Arcata, and a wetlands park on the outskirts of Las Vegas--what do these urban and suburban locations have in common? They are leading examples of a new restoration design approach that is squarely placed at the interface of nature and culture. This multidisciplinary paradigm bridges the gap between an ecological approach preoccupied with returning damaged landscapes to an imagined original state and a landscape design approach concerned with creating a place for people to reinhabit. Environmental Restoration and Design for Recreation and Ecotourism is the first book to provide a detailed examination of the entire process of restoring damaged or abandoned landscapes to benefit both nature and people, specifically for the purposes of recreation and ecotourism. With a focus on history, planning, methodology, design, and construction, it explores five case studies of successful regenerative landscape design projects and gives readers an inside look at the evolution of design projects. Two of the cases offer a particularly comprehensive review of award-winning projects: the reparation of the degraded Las Vegas Wash into Clark County Wetlands Park and the transformation of the abandoned Barn Elms Reservoirs into the London Wetland Centre. Supported by extensive photographs, tables, maps, sketches, and schematics, these case studies trace how ideas are first conceived and then adopted, transformed, or even abandoned along the way. Each case study also includes a questions-and-answers discussion with designers and managers. Emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary cooperation, the book presents lessons learned from some of the most innovative projects in regenerative landscape design"-- Provided by publisher
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主題 Restoration ecology -- Case studies
Landscape design -- Case studies
Ecotourism -- Case studies
Outdoor recreation -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies
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