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Site Analysis A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design Second Edition By James A. LaGro Jr.

Site Analysis A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design Second Edition By James A. LaGro Jr.


Contents:
Chapter 1 Shaping the built environment
Chapter 2 Visualization of spatial information
Chapter 3 Site selection and programming
Chapter 4 Site selection
Chapter 5 Programming
Chapter 6 Site inventory: physical attributes
Chapter 7 Site inventory: biological attributes
Chapter 8 Site inventory: cultural attributes
Chapter 9 Site analysis: integration and synthesis
Chapter 10 Conceptual design
Chapter 11 Design development
Chapter 12 Project implementation

Preface:
this book is divided into four parts. Part I, Process and Tools, contains Chapter 1 (Shaping the Built Environment) and Chapter 2 (Visualization of Spatial Information). The first chapter summarizes the site planning and design process and places site planning and design in the broader context of sustainable planning and development. The second chapter addresses the basic principles of mapping and graphic communication in site planning and design. Part II, Site Selection and Programming, also has two chapters. Chapter 3 (Site Selection) examines the goals and methods of site suitability analysis leading to the comparison and selection of sites. Chapter 4 (Programming) focuses on programming methodssuch as user surveys, focus groups, and market analyses. Part III, Site Inventory and Analysis, is the core of the book. Chapter 5 (Site Inventory:  Physical Attributes) and Chapter 6 (Site Inventory: Biological Attributes) cover a wide array of physical and biological attributes that, depending on the unique features of the site and the program, may be analyzed during the site planning and design process. Chapter 7 (Site Inventory: Cultural Attributes) concentrates on documenting relevant cultural, historic, and regulatory attributes. Chapter 8 (Site Analysis: Integration and Synthesis) describes howsite opportunities and constraints for specific project programs are identified and documented in support of the subsequent phases of the site planning and design process. The last three chapters of the book are in Part IV, Design and Implementation. Chapter 9 (Conceptual Design) addresses the spatial organization of the programmed uses and activities on the site. Chapter 10 (Design Development) addresses the spatial articulation of the organizational framework established in the conceptual design phase. This chapter explores design theory and ‘‘form-based’’ development regulations, which communities are increasingly employing to guide development and shape changes to the built environment. Chapter 11 (Project Implementation), the book’s final chapter, addresses the permitting and approval processes, techniques for mitigating development impacts, and construction documentation and contract administration. The book concludes with an Appendix and a Glossary. The Appendix lists both commercial, non-profit, and government resources for data and other relevant planning and design information.

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