The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development (BOK)

Mark E. Hostetler

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Written for anyone interested in green development - including policy makers, architects, developers, builders, and homeowners - this practical guide focuses on the central question of how to conserve biodiversity in neighborhoods and to minimize development impacts on surrounding habitats. "The Green Leap" specifically helps move green development beyond the design stage by thoroughly addressing construction and post-construction issues. Incorporating many real-world examples, Mark Hostetler explains key conservation concepts and techniques, with specific advice for a wide variety of stakeholders that are interested in creating and maintaining green developments. He outlines the key players and principles needed to establish biodiverse communities and illustrates eight key design and management strategies. "The Green Leap" not only offers essential information for constructing new developments but also helps existing communities retrofit homes, yards, and neighborhoods to better serve both people and nature.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Mark E. Hostetler
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520271104
Antall sider 205 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,2cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 428 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ecological science, the Biosphere, Conservation of wildlife & habitats