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About this book
About this book
Provides a succinct historical and comparative account of the various approaches to ecological planning. Ndubisi reveals how each of these approaches offers different and uniquely useful perspectives for understanding the dialogue between human and environmental processes.
Contents: Foreword, by Frederick R. Steiner Acknowledgments Introduction 1 ECOLOGICAL PLANNING IN A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE 2 THE FIRST LANDSCAPE - SUITABILITY APPROACH 3 THE SECOND LANDSCAPE-SUITABILITY APPROACH 4 THE APPLIED-HUMAN-ECOLOGY APPROACH 5 THE APPLIED-ECOSYSTEM APPROACH 6 THE APPLIED-LANDSCAPE-ECOLOGY APPROACH 7 ASSESSMENT OF LANDSCAPE VALUES AND LANDSCAPE PERCEPTION 8 A SYNTHESIS OF APPROACHES TO ECOLOGICAL PLANNING EPILOGUE NOTES REFERENCES INDEX
Forster Ndubisi is a professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at Washington State University, Spokane.
287 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
Ecological Planning should be read by all institutional and public choice economists who work toward solving problems associated with human use of the natural environment. -- Gerald F. Vaughn Journal of Economic Issues [Ndubisi] writes with impressive clarity and command of the diverse literatures covered... Highly recommended. Choice 2003 It is a thoughtful and provocative book because it places ecological thinking centre stage... An original analysis in which the multiple intellectual origins and practices of dominant approaches to ecological planning are traced and analysed with sensitivity. -- Carolyn Harrison Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design