About this book
Covers the key methods and techniques involved in environmental planning. The Fourth Edition incorporates the rapid expansions taking place in the field. It addresses several topics of concern in both public and private sectors such as flooding wetlands, species conservation, and groundwater. Readers will also discover how physical geography, planning, and landscape architecture relate to environmental problems and issues.
An Introduction to the Book and the Field 1. Landscape Planning: Roots, Problems, and Content 2. The Physiographic Framework of the United States and Canada 3. Landscape Form and Function in Planning 4. Topography, Slopes, and Land Use Planning 5. Soil, Land Use Suitability, and Waste Disposal 6. Soils and Wastewater Disposal Systems 7. Groundwater, Land Use, and Aquifer Protection 8. Stormwater Discharge, Water Management, and Landscape Change 9. Watersheds, Drainage Nets, and Land use 10. Streamflow, River Valleys, and Flood Hazard 11. Water Quality, Runoff, and Land Use 12. Soil Erosion, Land Use, and Stream Sedimentation 13. Best Management Practices, Watersheds, and Development Sites 14. Streams, Channel Forms, and the Riparian Landscape 15. Shoreline Processes, Sand Dunes, and Coastal Zone Management 16. Sun Angles, Solar Heating, and Environment 17. Microclimate, Air Pollution, and Urban Environment 18. Ground Frost, Permafrost, Land Use, and Environment 19. Vegetation, Land Use, and Environmental Assessment 20. Landscape Ecology, Land Use, and Habitat Conservation Planning 21. Wetlands, Habitat, and Land Use Planning Glossary Appendix A: U.S. and Canadian Soil Classification Systems Appendix B: Landforms and Soil Materials and Their Drainage Characteristics Appendix C: U.S. Raw Surface Water Standards for Public Water Supplies Appendix D: U.S. National Air Quality Standards Appendix E: U.S. Noise Standards Appendix F: Common and Scientific Names of North American Wetland Plants