Design with the desert : conservation and sustainable development
- Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- xxxiii, 586 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
QH541.5 .D4 D475 2013
- Unknown QH541.5 .D4 D475 2013
- Malloy, Richard (Richard A.)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction Physical Aspects of the Desert Environment Deserts of the World Sir Ron Cooke, Andrew Warren, and Andrew Goudie Geology and Soils in Deserts of the Southwestern United States William L. Stefanov and Douglas Green Scales of Climate in Designing with the Desert Anthony J. Brazel Water Resources in the Desert Southwest Robert H. Webb and Stanley A. Leake Geologic, Hydrologic, and Urban Hazards for Design in Desert Environments Robert H. Webb, Stanley A. Leake, and Richard A. Malloy The Living Desert Deep History and Biogeography of La Frontera Thomas R. Van Devender Vegetation Zones of the Southwest Ward W. Brady Plant Ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region Mark A. Dimmitt Wildlife and Anthropogenic Changes in the Arid Southwest Brian K. Sullivan. David Randy Van Haverbeke, and Carol Chambers Healing the Wounds: An Example from the Sky Islands Dave Foreman, Rurik List, Barbara Dugelby, Jack Humphrey, Bob Howard, and Andy Holdsworth Built to Burn Stephen J. Pyne Restoring Ecosystem Health in Frequent-Fire Forests of the American West William Wallace Covington Desert Planning Ecological Planning Method Frederick R. Steiner Phoenix as Every City: A Closer Look at Sprawl in the Desert Sandy Bahr, Renee Guillory, and Chad Campbell Water Planning for Growing Southwestern Communities Sharon B. Megdal Joanna B. Nadeau Removable and Placed-Based Economies: Alternative Futures for America's Deserts Kim Sorvig Environmental Injustice in the Urban Southwest: A Case Study of Phoenix, Arizona Bob Bolin, Sara Grineski, and Edward J. Hackett Dwelling in Expanded Biotic Communities: Steps Toward Reconstructive Postmodern Communities Geoffrey Frasz Dialogue on Development Richard A. Malloy Ecology in Design of Urban Systems Ecological Design David Orr Rainwater Harvesting and Stormwater Reuse for Arid Environments Heather Kinkade Designing Habitats in Urban Environments Margaret Livingston Native Plant Salvaging and Reuse in Southwestern Deserts Allan Dunstan and Margaret Livingston Sustainable Urban Living: Green Solar Energy for Food and Biofuels Production Mark Edwards Integral Urbanism in Desert Cities: Recapturing Links in Metro Phoenix Nan Ellin Urban Sustainability Settlement, Growth, and Water Security for Southwest Cities Richard A. Malloy Creating Tomorrow Vernon D. Swaback Desert Vernacular: Green Building and Ecological Design in Scottsdale, Arizona Anthony C. Floyd Sustainable Energy Alternatives for the Southwest David Barry Search for a Lean Alternative Paolo Soleri Creating Sustainable Futures for Southwestern Cities: The ProtoCity(TM) Approach in the Ciudad Juarez Mexico/El Paso, Texas Metroplex Pliny Fisk III Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development explores the natural and built environment of the American Southwest and introduces development tools for shaping the future of the region in a more sustainable way. Explore the Desert Landscape and Ecology This transdisciplinary collaboration draws on insights from leading authorities in their fields, spanning science, ecology, planning, landscape development, architecture, and urban design. Organized into five parts, the book begins by introducing the physical aspects of the desert realm: the land, geology, water, and climate. The second part deals with the "living" and ecological aspects, from plants and animals to ecosystems. The third part, on planning in the desert, covers the ecological and social issues surrounding water, natural resource planning, and community development. Bring the Desert into the City The fourth part looks at how to bring nature into the built environment through the use of native plants, the creation of habitats for nature in urban settings, and the design of buildings, communities, and projects that create life. The final part of the book focuses on urban sustainability and how to design urban systems that provide a secure future for community development. Topics include water security, sustainable building practices, and bold architecture and community designs. Design Solutions That Work with the Local Environment This book will inspire discussion and contemplation for anyone interested in desert development, from developers and environmentalists to planners, community leaders, and those who live in desert regions. Throughout this volume, the contributors present solutions to help promote ecological balance between nature and the built environment in the American Southwest-and offer valuable insights for other ecologically fragile regions around the world.
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