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Conservation design for subdivisions : a practical guide to creating open space networks / Randall G. Arendt ; with site plans and perspective sketches by Holly Harper, Stephen Kuter, and Nicole Keegan.

By: Arendt, RandallContributor(s): Harper, Holly | Natural Lands Trust | American Planning Association | American Society of Landscape ArchitectsMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1996. Description: 1 online resource (xix, 184 pages) : illustrations (some color), mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1417539070; 9781417539079; 9781559634892; 1559634898; 9781597268509; 159726850XSubject(s): Land subdivision -- Planning | Planned communities | Real estate development -- Environmental aspects -- Planning | Land use -- Planning | Nature conservation | Building sites -- Designs and plans | Lotissement -- Planification | Collectivités nouvelles | Promotion immobilière -- Aspect de l'environnement -- Planification | Sol, Utilisation du -- Planification | Nature -- Conservation | Chantiers de construction -- Dessins et plans | Espaces verts -- Planification | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business | Building sites | Land subdivision -- Planning | Land use -- Planning | Nature conservation | Planned communities | Real estate development -- Environmental aspects -- PlanningGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Architectural drawings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Conservation design for subdivisions.DDC classification: 333.77/13 LOC classification: HD1390.2 | .A73 1996ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction. Natural Lands: Special Places in Your Community -- Ch. 1. How This Handbook Can Help You -- Ch. 2. Conventional Layouts versus "Conservation Designs": Comparisons and Contrasts -- Ch. 3. Advantages of Conservation Design -- Ch. 4. Roles and Responsibilities of Various Parties -- Ch. 5. Steps Involved in Designing Conservation Subdivisions: A Straightforward Approach -- Ch. 6. Linking Conservation Lands in Future Subdivisions to Create an Interconnected Open Space Network: A Greener Vision -- Ch. 7. Creating Conservation Subdivision Designs on Seven Different Sites -- Ch. 8. Regulatory Improvements -- Ch. 9. Management Techniques for Conservation Lands -- Ch. 10. Toward a New Land Ethic in Your Community -- App. A. Summary of Conservation Statistics for the Seven Sites Described in Chapter 7 -- App. B. Results of Citizens' Design Exercise at Poconos Workshop -- App. C. Detailed Houselot Designs at Higher Net Densities -- App. D. Sample House Designs for Compact Lots in Open Space Layouts -- App. E. Economic Benefits of Open Space upon Real Estate -- App. F. Sample of Real Estate Ads Mentioning Proximity of Homes to Greenways -- App. G. Sample of Newspaper Articles Related to Conservation Design Issues -- App. H. Model Ordinance Provisions.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveReview: "In Conservation Design for Subdivisions, Randall G. Arendt explores better ways of designing new residential developments. He presents a practical handbook for residential developers, site designers, local officials, and landowners that explains how to implement new ideas about land-use planning and environmental protection. Abundantly illustrated with site plans (in color), floor plans, photographs, and renditions of houses and landscapes, it describes a series of simple and straightforward techniques that allow for land-conserving development." "The author proposes a step-by-step approach to conserving natural areas by rearranging density on each development parcel as it is being planned so that no more than half of the buildable land is turned into houselots and streets. Homes are built in a less land-consumptive manner that allows the balance of property to be permanently protected and added to an interconnected network of green spaces and green corridors. Included in the volume are model zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions that can help citizens and local officials implement these innovative designs."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-178) and index.

Introduction. Natural Lands: Special Places in Your Community -- Ch. 1. How This Handbook Can Help You -- Ch. 2. Conventional Layouts versus "Conservation Designs": Comparisons and Contrasts -- Ch. 3. Advantages of Conservation Design -- Ch. 4. Roles and Responsibilities of Various Parties -- Ch. 5. Steps Involved in Designing Conservation Subdivisions: A Straightforward Approach -- Ch. 6. Linking Conservation Lands in Future Subdivisions to Create an Interconnected Open Space Network: A Greener Vision -- Ch. 7. Creating Conservation Subdivision Designs on Seven Different Sites -- Ch. 8. Regulatory Improvements -- Ch. 9. Management Techniques for Conservation Lands -- Ch. 10. Toward a New Land Ethic in Your Community -- App. A. Summary of Conservation Statistics for the Seven Sites Described in Chapter 7 -- App. B. Results of Citizens' Design Exercise at Poconos Workshop -- App. C. Detailed Houselot Designs at Higher Net Densities -- App. D. Sample House Designs for Compact Lots in Open Space Layouts -- App. E. Economic Benefits of Open Space upon Real Estate -- App. F. Sample of Real Estate Ads Mentioning Proximity of Homes to Greenways -- App. G. Sample of Newspaper Articles Related to Conservation Design Issues -- App. H. Model Ordinance Provisions.

"In Conservation Design for Subdivisions, Randall G. Arendt explores better ways of designing new residential developments. He presents a practical handbook for residential developers, site designers, local officials, and landowners that explains how to implement new ideas about land-use planning and environmental protection. Abundantly illustrated with site plans (in color), floor plans, photographs, and renditions of houses and landscapes, it describes a series of simple and straightforward techniques that allow for land-conserving development." "The author proposes a step-by-step approach to conserving natural areas by rearranging density on each development parcel as it is being planned so that no more than half of the buildable land is turned into houselots and streets. Homes are built in a less land-consumptive manner that allows the balance of property to be permanently protected and added to an interconnected network of green spaces and green corridors. Included in the volume are model zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions that can help citizens and local officials implement these innovative designs."--Jacket.

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