Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Forster O. Ndubisi
    Pages 1-10
  3. Historical Precedents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 13-19
    3. Henry David Thoreau
      Pages 20-24
    4. George Perkins Marsh
      Pages 25-32
    5. George Perkins Marsh
      Pages 33-50
    6. Ebenezer Howard
      Pages 51-57
    7. Patrick Geddes
      Pages 58-65
    8. Benton MacKaye
      Pages 66-71
    9. Frederick Steiner, Gerald Young, Ervin Zube
      Pages 72-90
  4. Ethical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 93-96
    3. Ian McHarg, Frederick Steiner
      Pages 97-107
    4. Aldo Leopold
      Pages 108-121
    5. Rachel Carson
      Pages 122-130
    6. Timothy Beatley
      Pages 131-148
    7. J. Baird Callicott
      Pages 149-160
  5. Substantive Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 163-168
    3. Ian L. McHarg
      Pages 181-190
    4. Sim Van der Ryn, Stuart Cowan
      Pages 191-202
    5. Eugene P. Odum
      Pages 203-216
    6. Richard T. T. Forman
      Pages 217-234
  6. Procedural Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 237-242
    3. Forster Ndubisi
      Pages 243-265
    4. John Tillman Lyle
      Pages 266-278
    5. V. H. Dale, S. Brown, R. A. Haeuber, N. T. Hobbs, N. Huntly, R. J. Naiman et al.
      Pages 279-298
    6. Richard T. T. Forman
      Pages 299-319
    7. Jack Ahern, Elizabeth Leduc, Mary Lee York
      Pages 320-331
  7. Methods and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 335-340
    3. Kevin Lynch, Gary Hack
      Pages 368-378
    4. Danilo Palazzo, Frederick Steiner
      Pages 379-389
    5. William M. Marsh
      Pages 396-403
    6. Forster Ndubisi
      Pages 404-426
  8. Dimensions of Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Forster O. Ndubisi
      Pages 429-435
    3. Arthur H. Johnson, Jonathan Berger, Ian L. McHarg
      Pages 436-450
    4. Chris Mulder
      Pages 456-460
    5. Carl Steinitz, Hector Arias, Scott Bassett, Michael Flaxman, Thomas Goode, Thomas Maddock III et al.
      Pages 461-465
    6. David E. Miller
      Pages 483-490

About this book


From Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson, writers have long examined the effects of industrialization and its potential to permanently alter the world around them. Today, as we experience rapid global urbanization, pressures on the natural environment to accommodate our daily needs for food, work, shelter, and recreation are greatly intensified. Concerted efforts to balance human use with ecological concerns are needed now more than ever. In The Ecological Design and Planning Reader Professor Ndubisi offers refreshing insights into key themes that shape the theory and practice of ecological design and planning. He has assembled, synthesized, and framed selected seminal published scholarly works in the field from the past one hundred and fifty years, ending with a suggested agenda for future research and analysis in ecological design and planning. This is the first volume to bring together classic and contemporary writings on the history, evolution, theory, methods, and exemplary practice of ecological design and planning. The collection provides students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners of landscape architecture, urban design, land use planning, and related fields with a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between human systems and our natural environment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Forster O. Ndubisi
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station TexasUSA

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