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Author Yang, Bo, 1979- author

Title Landscape performance : Ian McHarg's ecological planning in the Woodlands, Texas / Bo Yang
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in landscape and environmental design
Routledge research in landscape and environmental design.
Contents Overview of landscape performance scholarship -- Ian McHarg : a pioneer in performance evaluation -- Recent development of performance assessment -- Premier research programs -- Social benefits -- Economic benefits -- Performance evaluation : the Woodlands vs. Houston -- The Woodlands : an exemplary case for performance assessment -- Planning and design process -- Resilience to flood -- Runoff volume -- Stormwater quality -- Urban heat island -- The Woodlands performance post-McHarg -- An evolving ecological plan -- Modeling development and runoff scenarios -- Stormwater performance -- Safety perception -- Major players and barriers -- Ecological wisdom and urban resilience -- McHarg's ecological wisdom -- Urban resilience and contemporary relevance
Summary Ian McHarg's ecological planning approach has been influential since the 20th century. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to evaluate the performance of his projects. Using the framework of landscape performance assessment, this book demonstrates the long-term benefits of a renowned McHargarian project (The Woodlands town development) through quantitative and qualitative methods. Including 44 black and white illustrations, Landscape Performance systematically documents the performance benefits of the environmental, social, and economic aspects of The Woodlands project. It delves into McHarg's planning success in The Woodlands in comparison with adjacent Houston developments, which demonstrated urban resilience after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Lastly, it identifies the ingredients of McHarg's ability to do real and permanent good. Yang also includes a number of appendices which provide valuable information on the methods of assessing performance in landscape development. This book would be beneficial to academics and students of landscape architecture and planning with a particular interest in Ian McHarg
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Bo Yang is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Arizona, USA
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 24, 2018)
Subject McHarg, Ian L., 1920-2001.
City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Texas -- Woodlands.
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- Texas -- Woodlands.
Landscape architecture -- Texas -- Woodlands.
Sustainable urban development -- Texas -- Woodlands.
Woodlands (Tex.) -- Environmental conditions.
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