This book provides a comprehensive description of the landscape-ecological planning system LANDEP, and introduces the methodical procedure.
Author: László Miklós
This book provides a comprehensive description of the landscape-ecological planning system LANDEP, and introduces the methodical procedure. LANDEP was developed at the Institute of Landscape Ecology of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and has been applied in various planning processes at home and abroad. Despite the fact that the LANDEP methodology was defined in 1979, the methodological content, sequence of procedures and the application of concept in practice are still valid. The first two steps – analyses and syntheses – have the nature of fundamental research and result in the design and characteristics of complex landscape-ecological-spatial units. The final two steps – evaluations and proposals – address the needs of planning practice. The intermediate step – interpretations – has the character of applied research and forms the arguments and criteria for the assessment of landscape for its utilisation by humans.
But this is perhaps the best reason for bringing out the assembled papers and giving a picture of their background in his personal experience.
Author: A. Glikson
When Artur Glikson died in July 1966 he was still comparatively unknown; yet paradoxically he had an international reputation that went beyond town planning and architectural circles. As far back as 1955, when he was forty four years old, he was an active participant in the notable Wenner-Gren Conference on "Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth," where he presented the first paper in the present book. Seven years later he was the only nonscientist represented in the even more selective Ciba Foundation conference on Man and his Future. Though Glikson attended many other important international conferences, notably the International Seminar on Regional Planning in The Hague in 1957, and the International conference of Landscape Architects in Amsterdam in 1960, he has yet to leave his mark on the thought and practice of architects and planners, his own professional group. The fact that Artur Glikson's activities as a pioneer in sociological plan ning are still relatively unknown, might seem a handicap from the point of this book's getting the public or professional attention that it deserves. But this is perhaps the best reason for bringing out the assembled papers and giving a picture of their background in his personal experience.
Planning and ecology therefore have many common interests and, as such, have long been associated in resource management.
Author: R. D. Roberts
Professional planning is commonly defined as an activity which is concerned with the rational allocation or exploitation of resources for man's maximum short- and long-term benefit. The science of. ecology is the study of the basic components of these resources (soil, water, air etc. ) and their inter relationships with living organisms. Planning and ecology therefore have many common interests and, as such, have long been associated in resource management. This association was, for example, reflected as early as the 19th century in the writings of Patrick Geddes, the progenitor of modern town planning, whose training as a biologist led him to re-interpret the phenomena of urbanization in ecological terms (Geddes, 1886). Since the time of Geddes the place of ecology has declined in planning circles as other professions and considerations, initially public health and engineering, latterly economic and sociological, have become more central. The reasons for this shifting emphasis are three-fold. First, they reflect changing social attitudes and aspirations in the post-war period. Secondly, many other professions and persuasions (agriculturalists, foresters, in dustrialists etc. ) became organized as pressure groups and helped shape public attitudes and governmental actions. Thirdly, and by far the most important reason, is the prevalence of misconceptions about ecology. Too many people, perhaps misled by the debate surrounding the' environmental movement', equate ecology with conservation. In reality, conservation is but one component part of ecology.
Linking landscape planning to landscape ecology and design There is no doubt that landscape design and planning relate human attitudes with the analysis of landscape features, processes and systems. This ecological bias had already been ...
Author: Jala Makhzoumi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
Abstract In this chapter, we present the purpose of this book: contributing to a refoundation of spatial planning theories and practices on ecological basis, or framing planning into the paradigm of ecological rationality.
Author: Carlo Rega
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Political Science
Spatial planning defines how men use one of the most important and scarce resources on Earth: land. Planners therefore play a key role in countering or deepening the current ecological crisis. To foster ecological transitions, planning scholars and practitioners need to be equipped with sound theories and practical tools. To this end, this book advocates a re-foundation of spatial planning under the paradigm of “ecological rationality”, based on the revaluation of early pioneers of ecological planning and mutual fertilization with different disciplines, including decision-making science, ecology, (eco)system theory, land use science and political ecology. The key principles of ecological rationality and its application to spatial planning are discussed and this conceptual framework is used to explain the main underlying drivers of ecological degradation and their spatial manifestations at the local level. Current policy instruments in the European context, which can be used to underpin ecological planning, such as Green Infrastructure and the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem Service (MAES) initiative, are also examined.
Author: Ercoskun, Ozge YalcinerPublish On: 2011-12-31
I have been working as a researcher in the Department of City and Regional Planning of Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey for several years, where my research has focused on the fields of sustainable urban planning, ecological and ...
Author: Ercoskun, Ozge Yalciner
Publisher: IGI Global
Ecological and technological (eco-tech) planning provides a possible response to the essential issues of sustainability and rehabilitation in rapidly growing urban spaces. Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning: Creating Smart Cities addresses the ecological, technological, and social challenges faced in the smart urban planning and design of settlements when using eco-technologies – from sustainable land use to transportation, and from green areas to municipal applications – with a focus on resilience. Containing research from leading international experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies within the planning field.
This detailed law contains 137 pages of text and includes the key chapter 4 , “ Ecological Policy , ” chapter 5 , section 1 , “ Ecological Planning , " as well as sections concerning the ecological regulation of human settlements .
Author: Keith Pezzoli
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Business & Economics
In many areas of the world, environmental degradation in and around human settlements is undermining prospects for both socioeconomic justice and ecological sustainability. To explore the issues involved in this worldwide problem, Keith Pezzoli focuses on a dramatic instance of conflict that grew out of the unauthorized penetration of human settlements into the Ajusco greenbelt zone, a vital part of Mexico City's ecological reserve. The heart of the book is the story of what happened when residents of the Ajusco settlements fought relocation by proposing that the areas be transformed into productive ecology settlements. Pezzoli draws upon urban and regional planning theory and practice to examine biophysical as well as ethical and social sides of the story, and he uses the Mexican experience to identify planning strategies to link economy, ecology, and community in sustainable development. -- Publisher description.
This may also influence the approaches to ecological corridors . Planning ecological networks and corridors : organisational aspects Division of tasks and responsibilities in nature conservation influence the development and ...
Author: R. H. Jongman
Publisher: Council of Europe
Category: Political Science
This study has been prepared in the framework of the work programme of the Committee of Experts for the Pan-European Ecological Network. It gives an overview of national approaches to realise ecological corridors through land use planning and development policies of countries implementing the Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy.
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.
Author: Forster O. Ndubisi
Publisher: Island Press
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. A rich body of literature on the effect of human actions on the natural environment provides a window into what we now refer to as ecological design and planning. The study and practice of ecological design and planning provide a promising way to manage change in the landscape so that human actions are more in tune with natural processes. 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——ranging from Ebenezer Howard’s Garden Cities of To-morrow to Anne Whiston Spirn’s, “Ecological Urbanism: A Framework for the Design of Resilient Cities.” The reader ends with a hopeful look forward, which suggests an 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 with a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between human systems and our natural environment.
His articles on the application of human ecology to landscape management and planning have appeared in leading professional journals in the United States and abroad, and his book, Approaches to Ecological Planning, is forthcoming from ...
Author: Jr. Arthur Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
This collection of essays on ecological landscape design and planning stresses the preservation and enhancment of the ecological function of the site being designed. It discusses a central issue of the field -- the incorporation of ecological principles in landscape design and planning. It addresses the growing rift in landscape design between those who regard ecology as the governing criterion for design, and those who regard aesthetics as primary.
In view of the complex nature of this subject , and to provide a basis for planning ecological risk assessment guidelines , EPA's Risk Assessment Forum convened a scientific workshop at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of ...
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Soil Resources, Management, and Conservation ServicePublish On: 1993
... and development planning , involving assessments of potential population supporting capacities and input requirements to address policy issues . Activities related to the formulation of LUTs and their ecological requirements overlap ...
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Soil Resources, Management, and Conservation Service
Planning and Managing Agricultural and Ecological Experiments Peter Johnstone Planning and Managing Agricultural and Ecological Experiments Peter Johnstone O. Planning and Managing Agricultural and Ecological Experiments This page ...
Author: Johnstone, Peter
A text addressing the essential issues required to undertake satisfactory comparative agricultural and ecological experiments. It offers an integrated presentation, with the focus strongly placed on the planning and execution of experiments.
Agro - ecological land resources assessment for agricultural development planning : A case study of Kenya : Resources database and land productivity . Main Report and 8 Technical Annexes . Rome , AGL - FAO . 9 vols . 1150p .
Thus, the consideration of biotope patterns in land-use planning is important both for the well-being of urban ... It represents a set of environmental conditions that support a particular ecological community of plants and animals.