Artful Rainwater Design (Paperback)
Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater
Island Press, 9781610912662, 296pp.
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
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This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide explains how to design creative, yet practical, landscapes that treat on-site stormwater management as an opportunity to enhance site design. Artful Rainwater Design has three main parts: first, the book outlines five amenity-focused goals that might be highlighted in a project: education, recreation, safety, public relations, and aesthetic appeal. Next, it focuses on techniques for ecologically sustainable stormwater management that complement the amenity goals. Finally, it features diverse case studies that show how designers around the country are implementing principles of artful rainwater design.
Artful Rainwater Design is a must-have resource for landscape architects, urban designers, civil engineers, and architects who won't let stormwater regulations cramp their style, and who understand that for a design to truly be sustainable, people must appreciate and love it. It is a tool for creating landscapes that celebrate rain for the life-giving resource it is—and contribute to more sustainable, healthy, and even fun, built environments.
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Praise For Artful Rainwater Design: Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater…
— Frederick Steiner
— Judith Nitsch
— American Gardener
— M. Elen Deming
— Bruce K. Ferguson, Creator of Ferguson's Portal, former Director of the School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia
— ASLA's The Dirt
— The College
— Journal of Planning Education and Research
— The Nature of Cities