Introduction To Watershed Development: Understanding and Managing the Impacts of Sprawl by Robert L. FranceIntroduction To Watershed Development: Understanding and Managing the Impacts of Sprawl by Robert L. France

Introduction To Watershed Development: Understanding and Managing the Impacts of Sprawl

byRobert L. France

Paperback | November 28, 2005

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'Sprawl'-the cancer-like spread of development from urban centers out into the countryside-is one of our most serious and influential environmental concerns. Approaches such as 'smart growth' or 'new urbanism' are often heralded as means to adapt to sprawl. Yet given the serious impacts that development can inflict upon watershed functionality and health, most literature on watershed management has been strangely silent on the topic. Introduction to Watershed Development: Understanding and Managing the Impacts of Sprawl presents a logical framework to measure, minimize, and manage the problem of development from a viewpoint of understanding the responses of watersheds and their inhabitants to this stress. The book is the author's distinctive and extremely well-informed perspective, culled from his many years of scientific research, environmental scholarship, professional consulting, and academic teaching.
Robert L. France, associate professor of Landscape Ecology, at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design / Landscape Architecture, is one of the world's leading authorities on watershed management.
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Title:Introduction To Watershed Development: Understanding and Managing the Impacts of SprawlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.96 × 6.72 × 0.52 inPublished:November 28, 2005Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0742542092

ISBN - 13:9780742542099

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1. Seeking the Connection Chapter 2 2. Setting the Agenda Chapter 3 3. Surveying the Effects Chapter 4 4. Exploring Choice Chapter 5 5. Establishing "Enough" Chapter 6 6. Examining Sites Chapter 7 7. Engaging Time Chapter 8 8. Framing Sites Chapter 9 9. Functioning Art Chapter 10 10. Fixing Homes (capes) Chapter 11 11. Application

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In his recent work, France presents his well-established, deep-down approach towards understanding and managing urban development in a watershed context. He does this by giving many examples of his and his colleagues' studies. Actually, France . . . compiles and synthesizes some recent literature. This produces a book easy to read and with a clear emphasis. It is an elegant contribution to practical watershed science and a useful book for people dealing with urban planning and development. People from different academic disciplines will find something useful in it.