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Author Makhzoumi, Jala
Title Ecological Landscape Design and Planning : The Mediterranean Context
Imprint London : CRC Press LLC, 1999
©1999
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (348 pages)
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Note Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword by -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part One: Background -- Chapter 1 Identifying landscape, ecology and landscape ecology -- 1.1 Etymology of the word 'landscape' -- 1.2 Usage of the word 'landscape' -- 1.3 The geographical perspective of 'landscape' -- 1.4 Landscape as we see it -- 1.5 The dimensions of ecology -- 1.6 The historical development of ecology -- Foundation and the early development -- Emergence of the 'new ecology' -- 1.7 The holistic approach of landscape ecology -- Hierarchical classification in landscape ecology -- A holistic view of landscape -- Chapter 2 The Mediterranean context -- 2.1 The natural and cultural setting -- The natural setting -- The cultural setting -- 2.2 Landscape heterogeneity -- The dominating influence of climate -- The necessity of an anthropic evolutionary perspective -- 2.3 The ecological complexity -- The ecology of semi-arid regions -- The Mediterranean ecosystem -- 2.4 The rural cultural landscape -- 2.5 The contemporary Mediterranean -- 2.6 Ecological landscape design and planning -- Part Two: From landscape research to ecological landscape planning -- Chapter 3 A holistic approach to landscape research in the Mediterranean -- 3.1 Landscape research -- Types of landscape research -- Dualities, separate approaches and common grounds -- The human emphasis -- 3.2 A methodology -- Approach to landscape research methodology -- Developing the method -- 3.3 The dimensions of landscape -- The natural aspect -- The cultural aspect -- The analytical aspect -- The political aspect -- The interventional aspect -- Other landscape themes -- Chapter 4 The cultural aspect of landscape -- 4.1 The artistic and philosophical dimensions -- Landscape, art and science -- Landscape aesthetics -- 4.2 The psychological dimension
The background -- Landscape psychology -- The perception of landscape -- The experience of landscape -- Blending perception with experience -- The feeling for landscape -- The interpretation of landscape -- Landscape meanings -- Landscape values -- Landscape behaviour -- 4.3 The historical dimension -- The issue of rural landscape history -- Trends in rural landscape history -- 4.4 Conclusions -- On landscape philosophy -- On landscape psychology -- On landscape history -- Chapter 5 The analytical aspect of landscape -- 5.1 The quest of ecological landscape assessment -- Landscape assessment -- Different approaches in landscape assessment -- Ecological relationships in landscape assessment -- 5.2 Definitions in ecological landscape assessment -- Review of fundamental concepts -- Definition of fundamental terms -- 5.3 The classificatory dimension -- 5.4 The descriptive dimension -- 5.5 The evaluative dimension -- 5.6 The computing dimension -- Fundamentals -- Methodologies -- Applications -- 5.7 Conclusions -- Chapter 6 The political and interventional aspects of landscape -- 6.1 Definitions -- Landscape planning and related concepts -- Linking landscape planning to landscape ecology and design -- Landscape management -- 6.2 The legislative dimension -- 6.3 The strategic dimension -- 6.4 The planning dimension -- 6.5 The management dimension -- Ecological landscape management -- The management plan -- 6.6 Developments in ecological landscape planning -- Landscape planning and nature conservation -- Landscape planning and ecological networks -- 6.7 Conclusions -- Beyond landscape policy -- Beyond landscape planning -- Beyond landscape management -- The wider landscape context -- Chapter 7 Procedures in landscape planning -- 7.1 The procedures -- North-west European procedure -- Mediterranean procedure
7.2 Landscape planning and landscape ecology in selected north-west European countries -- Germany -- The Netherlands -- 7.3 Landscape planning in selected south-west European countries -- Spain -- Italy -- 7.4 Pointing out the divergence -- On European procedure -- On north-west European procedure -- On south-west European procedure -- 7.5 Conclusions -- Chapter 8 Methodology for ecological landscape history, assessment and planning in the Mediterranean -- 8.1 Addressing ecological landscape history of Mediterranean rural areas -- The assumptions -- The method -- 8.2 Preliminary to ecological landscape assessment -- 8.3 Addressing ecological landscape assessment of Mediterranean rural areas -- The bias in ecological landscape assessment -- The method -- Reconnaissance survey -- Further steps in ecological landscape assessment -- 8.4 Beyond the assessment -- 8.5 Addressing ecological landscape planning of Mediterranean rural areas -- The framework -- About the method -- Towards landscape dimensions -- 8.6 Conclusions -- Addressing ecological landscape history -- Addressing ecological landscape assessment -- Addressing ecological landscape planning -- On landscape studies and concepts -- On ecologically sound landscape planning -- On sustainable landscape planning and strategy -- Chapter 9 Case studies: landscape development in Sardinia at regional and local level -- 9.1 Introduction to Sardinia -- The physical environment -- The natural environment -- The human environment -- 9.2 Changing rural landscape in Sardinia -- Methodology -- Anthropological background -- Conclusions -- 9.3 Landscape assessment of Sardinia -- Methodology -- Classification of Sardinian landscapes -- Description of Sardinian landscapes -- Evaluation of Sardinian landscapes -- Analysis of Sardinian landscapes -- 9.4 Planning rural landscape in Sardinia -- Methodology
Environmental policy and planning procedures in Sardinia -- Landscape planning in Sardinia -- Landscape management in Sardinia -- 9.5 Introduction to the Rio S. Lucia -- Abiotic features -- Biotic features -- Human features -- 9.6 Changing rural landscape in the Rio S. Lucia -- Methodology -- Ancient times -- The Middle Ages -- The House of Savoy -- The twentieth century -- 9.7 Landscape assessment of the Rio S. Lucia lowland -- Methodology -- Reconnaissance survey -- Landscape classification -- Landscape description -- Landscape history and landscape legislation -- Landscape evaluation -- Desk survey -- First mapping -- Database -- Field survey -- Computer collation -- Data analysis -- Landscape classification of the Rio S. Lucia lowland -- Landscape description and evaluation of the Rio S. Lucia lowland -- Landscape history and legislation in the Rio S. Lucia lowland -- Final landscape analysis of the Rio S. Lucia catchment -- 9.8 Planning rural landscape in the Rio S. Lucia -- 9.9 Conclusions -- Human impact on Sardinian rural landscapes -- Landscape planning attempts in Sardinia -- Pursuing sustainability in the future of Sardinian rural landscapes -- Part Three: The search for an ecological landscape design paradigm -- Chapter 10 The interaction of ecology, environment and landscape -- 10.1 Definitions -- The meanings of nature -- Culture, society and the cosmic dimension -- The concept of environment -- The integrating role of ecology -- 10.2 Ecology, nature conservation, protection and restoration -- Shifting ecological paradigms and their implication in nature conservation -- The World Conservation Strategy and the concept of protected landscape -- The concepts of restoration ecology -- 10.3 Ecology, environmental ethics and a new theosophy -- The development of environmental ethics -- Deep ecology and the search for a new theosophy
10.4 Sustainable development and landscape sustainability -- Sustainable development and the North/South divide -- Investigating landscape sustainability -- 10.5 Ecology, landscape and the discourse of nature and culture -- Ecology and the changing perception of nature -- Ecology and the nature/culture complex -- Self-transcendence and self-assertion -- 10.6 Approaching an ecological understanding of landscape -- The complexity and interrelatedness of ecosystems -- Dynamic equilibrium and self-organisation in ecosystems -- Biodiversity, landscape diversity and ecodiversity -- The hierarchical organisation of ecosystems -- The necessity of a historical evolutionary approach -- 10.7 Conclusions -- Chapter 11 Ecology and the environmental design professions -- 11.1 Landscape architecture, the environmental design professions and ecology -- The scope of landscape architecture -- Landscape architecture and architecture -- Ecology and the environmental design professions -- 11.2 Ecology and architecture -- Energy-effident and bioclimatic design and earth-sheltered architecture -- Research on vernacular architecture -- 11.3 Ecology and landscape architecture -- Patrick Geddes: the initiator of an ecological approach -- lan McHarg: an ecological method in landscape architecture -- John Tillman Lyle: the design of human ecosystems -- 11.4 Ecology and urban landscape design -- 11.5 Landscape architecture in the arid and semi-arid Mediterranean -- 11.6 Evaluating the contributions -- The failures of design in landscape architecture -- The need for theoretical inquiries -- 11.7 Establishing a foundation for ecological landscape design -- Ecological design: changing design attitudes -- Creativity: exploring the inner world of intuition -- Establishing an ecological aesthetics -- Defining ecological landscape design -- 11.8 Conclusions
Chapter 12 Developing the ecological landscape design paradigm
Based on both research and practical experience,Ecological Landscape Design and Planning offers a holistic methodological approach to landscape design and planning. It focuses on the scarcity of natural resources in the Mediterranean and the need to aim for long-term ecological stability and environmental sustainability. The principles of this approach, therefore, can be used as a theoretical foundation for holistic landscape research, creative ecological design and better sustainable practice development
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Link Print version: Makhzoumi, Jala Ecological Landscape Design and Planning : The Mediterranean Context London : CRC Press LLC,c1999 9780419232506
Subject Ecological landscape design
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