Science of Sustainable Design
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The anthology begins with readings on the scientific principles that underlie new design approaches. This section illustrates how knowledge of physical laws, bio-geochemical cycles, and biodiversity provides a foundation for sustainable design decisions. Additional readings provide information on the sustainable design process, goals, and principles of sustainable design, and features case studies. The third edition includes new chapters that focus on current scientific knowledge related to the environment, especially biodiversity and the concept of ecological services. New design chapters have also been added that describe the makeover of old cities, community gardens, and ecological restoration. Science of Sustainable Design concludes with readings on ethics and the importance of the environment in human well-being.
Readers can apply the knowledge gained in their academic and professional careers, as well as in their personal lives.