"This book fills a niche as an introductory text for site designers and land use planners." ("APA Journal," Spring 2002)
From the Back Cover
The complete guide to site analysisfor better plans and better projects
Context-sensitive site planning leads to better development proposals and, ultimately, to higher quality built environments. By responding to inherent site opportunities and constraints, context-sensitive developmentand redevelopmentcreates attractive and pedestrian-friendly places to live, work, and play.
The expanded and extensively revised new edition, Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design retains the earlier edition's emphasis on the site-planning process. With several project case studies from leading design firms and more than 180 illustrations, the Second Edition ref lects the state of the art in sustainable land planning and site design. Some of the topics covered include:
Site selection and programming
Mapping of physical, biological, and cultural attributes
Site suitability analysis
Site plan review
Whether you are a student, a practitioner studying for a licensing exam, or a member of a local board or commission that reviews land development proposals, Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design will help you better understand the linkages between existing site and contextual conditionsand the sustainable design of the built environment.