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Description - Ecological Design, Tenth Anniversary Edition by Sim Van der Ryn

Since its initial publication in 1996, this book has been critically important in sparking dialogue and triggering collaboration across spatial scales and design professions in pursuit of buildings, products, and landscapes with radically decreased environmental impacts. Using examples from architecture, industrial ecology, sustainable agriculture, ecological wastewater treatment, and many other fields, Ecological Design provides a framework for integrating human design with living systems. Drawing on complex systems, ecology, and early examples of green building and design, the book challenges us to go further, creating buildings, infrastructures, and landscapes that are truly restorative rather than merely diminishing the rate at which things are getting worse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597261418
ISBN-10: 1597261416
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sim Van der Ryn

Sim Van der Ryn is professor emeritus in the Department of Architecture at the University of California - Berkeley and founder and principal of Sim Van der Ryn + Associates, an architectural firm specializing in ecological design. Stuart Cowan is a general partner of Autopoiesis LLC in Portland, Oregon, which offers design, development, and finance services internationally for large-scale sustainability projects. He recently served as research director at Ecotrust.

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