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Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes: The Upper San Pedro River Basin in Arizona and Sonora

By: Carl Steinitz

202 pages, Col photos, figs, maps

Island Press

Paperback | Jan 2003 | #133251 | ISBN: 1559632240
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133247 | ISBN: 1559633352
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About this book

Leading landscape architect and planner Carl Steinitz has developed an innovative GIS-based simulation modeling strategy that considers the demographic, economic, physical, and environmental processes of an area and projects the consequences to that area of various land-use planning and management decisions. The results of such projections, and the approach itself, are known as "alternative futures." This book is a case study of one such project - an analysis of development and conservation options for the Upper San Pedro River Basin in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. The book gives a comprehensive overview of how the study was conducted, along with descriptions and analysis of the alternative futures that resulted.


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Biography

Carl Steinitz is the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Hector Manuel Arias Rojo is vision and planning officer for the World Wildlife Fund Gulf of California Program. Scott Bassett is post-doctoral fellow at the Desert Research Institute. Michael Flaxman is lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Tomas Goode is consulting groundwater hydrologist with HydroSystems Inc., in Tempe, Arizona. Thomas Maddock III is professor of hydrology and water resources at the University of Arizona and co-director of the Research Laboratory for Riparian Studies. David Mouat is associate research professor at the Desert Research Institute. Richard Peiser is the Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Allan Shearer is research fellow at Harvard University.

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