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Ecological Landscape Design and Planning: The Mediterranean Context

By: Jala Makhzoumi and Gloria Pungetti

330 pages, B/w photos, 40 b/w line illus

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Paperback | Apr 1999 | #84825 | ISBN: 0419232508
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Offers an alternative methodological approach to landscape design and planning, focusing on issues arising in the Mediterranean region.

Mentioned in a publication of Landscape Research."


Forward. Introduction. Part I: Background. Identifying landscape, ecology and landscape ecology. 1.1 Etymology of the word 'landscape'. 1.2 Usage of the word 'landscape'. 1.3 The geographical perspective of 'landscape'. 1.4 Landscape as we see it. 1.5 The dimension of ecology. 1.6 The historical development of ecology. 1.7 The holistic approach of landscape ecology. 2. The Mediterranean context. 2.1 The natural and cultural setting. 2.2 Landscape heterogeneity. 2.3 The ecological complexity. 2.4 The rural cultural landscape. 2.5 The contemporary Mediterranean. 2.6 Ecological landscape design and planning. Part II: From landscape research to ecological landscape planning Gloria Pungetti. 3. A holistic approach to landscape research in the Mediterranean. 3.1 Landscape research. 3.2 A methodology. 3.3 The dimensions of landscape. 4. The cultural aspect of landscape. 4.1 The artistic and philosophical dimensions. 4.2 The psychological dimension. 4.3 The historical dimension. 4.4 Conclusions. 5. The analytical aspect of landscape. 5.1 The quest of ecological landscape assessment. 5.2 Definitions in ecological landscape assessment. 5.3 The classificatory dimension. 5.4 The descriptive dimension. 5.5 The evaluative dimension. 5.6 The computing dimension. 5.7 Conclusions. 6. The political and interventional aspects of landscape. 6.1 Definitions. 6.2 The legislative dimension. 6.3 The strategic dimension. 6.4 The planning dimension. 6.5 The management dimension. 6.6 Developments in ecological landscape planning. 6.7 Conclusions. 7. Procedures in landscape planning. 7.1 The procedures. 7.2 Landscape planning and landscape ecology in selected north-west European countries. 7.3 Landscape planning in selected south-west European countries. 7.4 Pointing out the divergence. 7.5 Conclusions. 8. Methodology for ecological landscape history, assessment and planning in the Mediterranean. 8.1 Addressing ecological landscape history of Mediterranean rural areas. 8.2 Preliminary to ecological landscape assessment. 8.3 Addressing ecological landscape assessment of Mediterranean rural areas. 8.4 Beyond the assessment. 8.5 Addressing ecological landscape planning of Mediterranean rural areas. 8.6 Conclusions. 9. Case studies: landscape development in Sardinia at regional and local level. 9.1 Introduction to Sardinia. 9.2 Changing rural landscape in Sardinia. 9.3 Landscape assessment of Sardinia. 9.4 Planning rural landscape in Sardinia. 9.5 Introduction to the Rio S. Lucia. 9.6 Changing rural landscape in the Rio S. Lucia. 9.7 Landscape assessment of the Rio S. Lucia lowland. 9.8 Planning rural landscape in the Rio S. Lucia. 9.9 Conclusions. Part III: The search for an ecological landscape design paradigm - Jala Makhzoumi 10. The interaction of ecology, environment and landscape. 10.1 Definitions. 10.2 Ecology, nature conservation, protection and restoration. 10.3 Ecology, environmental ethics and a new theosophy. 10.4 Sustainable development and landscape

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