Artful Rainwater Design

Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater

Author: Stuart Echols

Publisher: Island Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 284

View: 784

Artful Rainwater Design has three main parts: first, the book outlines five amenity-focused goals that might be highlighted in a project: education, recreation, safety, public relations, and aesthetic appeal. Next, it focuses on techniques for ecologically sustainable stormwater management that complement the amenity goals. Finally, it features diverse case studies that show how designers around the country are implementing principles of artful rainwater design.

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design

Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Urban Greening, Economics, Policies, and Community Perceptions

Author: Ashok Sharma

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing


Category: Science

Page: 628

View: 262

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design: Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Economics, Policies and Community Perceptions covers all aspects on the implementation of sustainable storm water systems for urban and suburban areas whether they are labeled as WSUD, Low Impact Development (LID), Green Infrastructure (GI), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) or the Sponge City Concept. These systems and approaches are becoming an integral part of developing water sensitive cities as they are considered very capable solutions in addressing issues relating to urbanization, climate change and heat island impacts in dealing with storm water issues. The book is based on research conducted in Australia and around the world, bringing in perspectives in an ecosystems approach, a water quality approach, and a sewer based approach to stormwater, all of which are uniquely covered in this single resource. Presents a holistic examination of the current knowledge on WSUD and storm water, including water quality, hydrology, social impacts, economic impacts, ecosystem health, and implementation guidelines Includes additional global approaches to WSUD, including SUDS, LID, GI and the Sponge City Concept Covers the different perspectives from Australia (ecosystem based), the USA (water quality based) and Europe (sewer based) Addresses storm water management during the civil construction stage when much of the ecological damage can be done

Teaching + Learning Landscape

Author: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Meeting



Category: Landscape architecture

Page: 300

View: 114

Anthropogenic Aquifer Recharge

WSP Methods in Water Resources Evaluation Series

Author: Robert G. Maliva

Publisher: Springer


Category: Science

Page: 861

View: 686

The book is an overview of the diversity of anthropogenic aquifer recharge (AAR) techniques that use aquifers to store and treat water. It focusses on the processes and the hydrogeological and geochemical factors that affect their performance. This book is written from an applied perspective with a focus of taking advantage of global historical experiences, both positive and negative, as a guide to future implementation. Most AAR techniques are now mature technologies in that they have been employed for some time, their scientific background is well understood, and their initial operational challenges and associated solutions have been identified. However, opportunities exist for improved implementation and some recently employed and potential future innovations are presented. AAR which includes managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is a very important area of water resources management and there is no recent books that specifically and comprehensively addresses the subject.

Sustainable Stormwater Management

A Landscape-Driven Approach to Planning and Design

Author: Thomas W. Liptan

Publisher: Timber Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 122

An essential addition to the landscape design library Nature devises ingenious systems for the management and delivery of water in all its phases. No additional infrastructure is required—the water systems are in place, naturally. But once the natural environment has been disrupted by human development, stormwater becomes an issue that requires intervention and ongoing management. Sustainable Stormwater Management, by leading expert Tom Liptan, provides landscape students and professionals with a green approach to landscape design. The hardworking book includes comprehensive information on how to design, install, and maintain a landscape for sustainable stormwater management. It addresses stormwater in the urban environment, relevant environmental and economic policies, and shares case studies of exemplary projects from around the world.

Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future

Form, Function, and the Future

Author: Chan, Tak C.

Publisher: IGI Global


Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 131

As environmental concerns become more prevalent, it is important for today’s youth to be exposed to green practices. The introduction of environmentally sound principles into educational systems and institutions helps establish a positive viewpoint on sustainability as well as promote green practices. Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future features the latest research surrounding the operational efficiency, financial and legal considerations, and effectiveness of environmentally friendly school systems, as well as the integration of environmental education curriculum. Investigating the impact a green environment has on student well-being and success, this book is an essential reference source for school superintendents, school business managers, contractors, architects, and civil engineers interested in the development and promotion of green initiatives in educational institutions.

Sustainable Landscape Construction

A Guide to Green Building Outdoors, Second Edition

Author: J. William Thompson



Category: Architecture

Page: 381

View: 455

"The second edition of Sustainable Landscape Construction has been updated to include the most important development and latest scientific research in the field. - It has been expanded to provide more ideas for designing, building, and maintaining environmentally sensitive landscapes."--Jacket.

Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods

Design for Environment and Community

Author: Cynthia Girling

Publisher: Shearwater Books


Category: Architecture

Page: 175

View: 855

Drawing from eighteen case studies of green neighborhoods, illustrates how to mesh contemporary thinking in urban planning with open space planning and urban ecology.

Fusayfisāʼ fī Tūnis

Author: Georges Fradier



Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 198

View: 434

Art Index

Author: Alice Maria Dougan



Category: Architecture


View: 561

Arabic, Persian and Gujarati Manuscripts

The Hamdani Collection in the Library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies

Author: Institute of Ismaili Studies




Page: 259

View: 911

"Ottoman naval technology underwent a transformation under the rule of Sultan Selim III. New types of sailing warships such as two- and three-decked galleons, frigates and corvettes began to dominate the Ottoman fleet, rendering the galley-type oared ships obsolete. This period saw technological innovations such as the adoption of the systematic copper sheathing of the hulls and bottoms of Ottoman warships from 1792-93 onwards and the construction of the first dry dock in the Golden Horn.The changing face of the Ottoman Navy was facilitated by the influence of the British, Swedish and French in modernising both the shipbuilding sector and the conduct of naval warfare. Through such measures as training Ottoman shipbuilders, heavy reliance on help from foreign powers gave way to a new trajectory of modernization. Using this evidence Zorlu argues that although the Ottoman Empire was a major and modern independent power in this period, some technological dependence on Europe remained."--Bloomsbury publishing.