Based on both research and practical experience,Ecological Landscape Design and Planning offers a holistic methodological approach to landscape design and planning. It focuses on the scarcity of natural resources in the Mediterranean and the need to aim for long-term ecological stability and environmental sustainability. The principles of this approach, therefore, can be used as a theoretical foundation for holistic landscape research, creative ecological design and better sustainable practice development.
'A highly informative, readable scholarly study..a valuable contribution to the theory and practice of a holistic approach to planning.' - Landscape and Art, the newsletter of the Landscape and Art Network.
Contents: Forward. Introduction. Part I: Background. Identifying landscape, ecology and landscape ecology. 2. The Mediterranean context. Part II: From landscape research to ecological landscape planning - Gloria Pungetti. 3. A holistic approach to landscape research in the Mediterranean. 4. The cultural aspect of landscape. 5. The analytical aspect of landscape. 6. The political and interventional aspects of landscape. 7. Procedures in landscape planning. 8. Methodology for ecological landscape history, assessment. 9. Case studies: landscape development in Sardinia at regional and local level. Part III: The search for an ecological landscape design paradigm - Jala Makhzoumi 10. The interaction of ecology, environment and landscape. 11. Ecology and the environmental design professions. 12. Developing the ecological landscape design paradigm. 13. Ecological landscape Associations: a case study in Cyprus. 14. Ecological landscape design: regional application.. 15. Ecological landscape design: local application. 16. Towards ecological landscape design and planning in the Mediterranean. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index.