Author Cohen, William J
Title Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture : The Educational Legacy of Lewis Mumford and Ian Mcharg
Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2019
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Foreword: Redesigning the Nature of the Academy, by Frederick R. Steiner -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Holistic Nature of Ecohumanism -- Structure and Organization of the Book -- Part I. Pathways to the Ecological Culture -- 1. Emergence of a Second Enlightenment for the Ecological Culture -- A Second Enlightenment: Prerequisite for the Ecological Culture -- Closing One Door and Opening Another -- Constructing Ecohumanism -- 2. Planning and Design Perspectives for the Ecological Culture -- Interpretations of Nature -- The Scientific Field of Ecology -- The Human Field of Ecology -- Nature and Human Systems -- The Environmentalists -- Organic and Empirical Traditions -- Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) -- Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) -- Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) -- Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) -- Benton MacKaye (1879-1975) -- Artur Glikson (1911-1966) -- Ian L. McHarg (1920-2001) -- 3. The Shaping of Lewis Mumford's Ecohumanism -- Technics and the Renewal of Life -- An Emerging Ecohumanism -- Charting a Direction -- Mumford's Ecohumanism in Regional Planning -- Mumford's Ecohumanism in Education -- Part II. Planning and Design: The Fusion of Theory and Practice -- 4. Ian McHarg's Theory and Method of Ecological Planning and Design -- What Kind of Planning? -- McHarg's Theory of Ecological Planning -- McHarg's Planning Method -- 5.Design with Nature: Planning Theory and Critiques -- The Rejection of Ecological Planning as Normative Planning Theory -- The First Critical Reviews of Design with Nature -- The Charge of Elitism -- Questioning of the Philosophy -- An Unsystematic and Incomplete Method -- Ignorance of the Ecology of the City -- The Need to Incorporate Political and Moral Values -- Vague Treatment of Population Growth -- The Economic Allocation of Land Resources -- Later Critiques -- Political Circumstances
Exaggerated Claims of Originality -- Dogmatic Adherence to Environmental Determinism -- Ecological Inventory or Ecological Planning -- The Absence of a Cultural or Human Perspective -- Part III. Ecology and Human Ecology in Planning and Design Education: A History of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum, 1936-2000 -- 6. The Academic Environments at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, 1936-1968 -- The Academic Environment at Harvard University, 1936-1950 -- McHarg's First Teaching Assignments, 1950-1954 -- McHarg's Early Years at the University of Pennsylvania, 1954-1959 -- Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, 1960-1968 -- Man and Environment," 1959-1963 -- Wallace-McHarg Associates, 1963-1964 -- Developing the Regional Planning Curriculum, 1963-1967 -- The Institute for Environmental Studies -- The Dawning of the Golden Age of Ecological Planning -- 7. The Ecological Planning Curriculum, 1969-1973 -- Design with Nature, 1967-1969 -- Two Pivotal Nonacademic Ventures, 1969-1970 -- The Ecological Planning Curriculum, 1969-1972 -- Ecological Planning, Research, Design, and Applied Opportunities, 1970-1973 -- Center for Ecological Research in Planning and Design: The Medford Study -- Design of the Environment Program -- Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd, 1965-1973 -- Changes at the University, 1970-1973 -- 8. The Human Ecological Planning Curriculum Is Established, 1973-1979 -- The Period of Transition, 1973-1974 -- The National Institute of Mental Health Grant -- Pedagogical and Practical Underpinnings of the Regional Planning Curriculum -- An Interdisciplinary Curriculum in a Multidisciplinary World, 1974-1979 -- Some New Pedagogical Engagements, 1975-1978 -- Ominous Portents: Cracks in the Mirror, 1978-1979 -- 9. Increasing Disarray and the Loss in Momentum, 1980-1985 -- Changes outside the University Affecting the Curriculum
Modifying the Pedagogical Statement and Joint Degree Programs, 1981-1985 -- The 501 Studio: Common Core of the Curriculum, 1981-1984 -- Losing the Momentum: Dilemma and Change, 1982-1985 -- 10. Phasing Down of the Human Ecological Planning Curriculum and New Directions, 1986-2000 -- A New Chair and a New Emphasis, 1986-1993 -- A New Perception: Traditional Strengths and Process, 1994-2000 -- McHarg's Final Courses and Tribute, 1996-2000 -- 11. A Retrospective Analysis of the Ecological Planning Curriculum -- McHarg's Persona -- The Interdisciplinary Curriculum -- External Factors beyond the University -- Part IV. Future Prospects for Education in the Ecological Culture -- 12. Ecological Planning: Ian McHarg's Legacy in Practice and Education -- McHarg's Legacy in Practice -- McHarg's Legacy in Education -- Future Educational Prospects for Ecological Planning -- 13. A Future for Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture: From Technology to Education -- The New Normal Science for Technology in the Ecological Culture -- Ecohumanism in Planning for the Ecological Culture -- Ecohumanism in Design for the Ecological Culture -- Ecohumanism in Education for the Ecological Culture -- An Ecohumanism Curriculum for the Ecological Culture -- Foundational Studies -- Planning and Design Studies -- Community Development Studies -- Project-Specific Practicum or Studio -- Selected Bibliography -- Index of Names -- General Subject Index
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Link Print version: Cohen, William J. Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture : The Educational Legacy of Lewis Mumford and Ian Mcharg Philadelphia : Temple University Press,c2019 9781439918272
Subject Mumford, Lewis,-1895-1990.
McHarg, Ian L.,-1920-2001.
Human ecology-Study and teaching
Electronic books
Alt Author Steiner, Frederick R