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Places: Linking Nature and Culture for Understanding and Planning
How can we make the best use of the Places we live in? In recent years, environmental conservation and sustainable development have become critical parts of the planning equation. However, most attempts to incorporate these considerations have focused too narrowly on specialized economic, geologic, biological, or other factors. With Places, James Gordon Nelson and Patrick ...more
Paperback, 520 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by University of Calgary Press
(first published January 9th 2009)
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OK, how about this? STOP building new strip malls, new homes, and new office buildings, put a cap of two children only for everyone in the world, enforce recycling laws...the list for how to best help the environment and save our planet is a long one, and not once on the list would there be anything about planning or designing anything new. The authors have all the right intentions but it is going to take extreme measures to reverse the damage that's been done to our earth, and nothing in this ...more