Designing Greenways (Hardcover)

Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People, Second Edition

By Paul Cawood Hellmund, Daniel Smith

Island Press, 9781559633291, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/10/2006)

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About the Author

Landscape architect Paul Cawood Hellmund is Director of the Conway School of Landscape Design in western Massachusetts. His writing, teaching, and design work focus on greenways, ecological networks, protected areas, and related projects that seek a balance the needs of people with the functions of nature. He lives with his wife and two sons in the village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.


Dan Smith was a 2000-2001 Carnegie Council Fellow, where completed a project on "Sustainability, from Local to Global." Co-editor of the book Ecology of Greenways, he completed his doctorate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Daniel Somers Smith teaches in the Environmental Studies department of Antioch University, New England in Keene, NH. He is interested in the history, ideas, and practice of nature conservation and environmentalism, and especially how critical analysis of this and other social movements can lead to more inclusive and far-sighted modes of action. He is also the author of Hidden Ecologies: The Paradox of Consumptive Environmentalism, which examines the intertwined histories of wildlands conservation and tourism in the New England and New York.


Praise For Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People, Second Edition

"the reader will appreciate the need for well-designed green corridors that improve the quality of life."

— Chicago Botanic Garden Lenhardt Library's Current Books

"Designing Greenways presents a practical, applied approach to greenway design within a context of sound science...Greenways are shown to be an excellent vehicle for environmental education and environmental art...Designing Greenways is a well-written scientific and social survey that describes how greenways can be a part of sustainable landscapes."

— Natural Areas Journal

"The ample use of figures and photographs to support the text makes the book eminently readeable. Tables provide fingertip summaries of data. ...the early chapters...provide clear and complete synopses of the history of greenways and the benefits of preserving swaths and stringers of the landscape for ecological and social benefits. This is the sort of book that will become, over the years, a dog-eared favorite in many land use planners' personal or professional libraries."

— Landscape Ecology

"Designing Greenways remains valid as a great contribution and provides a practical guide for planners, landscape architects, educators, students, citizen groups and conservationists to move from theory to action."

— Nature of Cities