City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library Homepage
This year the City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library unveiled its newhomepage at
. The site was designed by ourgraduate assistant, Lisa Wright. The purpose of the redesign was to make themost used resources quickly available to our patrons. For instance, from thehomepage you are one click away from the most used Databases, Electronic Journals, and Special Collections. The left side of the homepage links directly tothe student research guides for City Planning, Landscape Architecture, and General Research. Thesection “What’s New” is updated frequently and always includes the most recent New Books Lists. Thelatest addition to the homepage is the “Ask a Librarian” page which allows patrons to get in touch with alibrarian via instant messaging, chat, email, phone, or visiting.
New Book Highlights …
Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation
Contemplative landscape and contemplative space are familiar terms in the areas of design,landscape architecture and architecture. Krinke and her highly regarded contributors set out toexplore definitions, theories, and case studies of contemplative landscapes and to secure thesubject as a scholarly interest. The contributors, Marc Treib, John Beardsley, Michael Singer,Lance Neckar, Heinrich Hermann and Rebecca Krinke have spent their careers researching,critiquing, and making landscapes.
Managing Urban Futures: Sustainability and Urban Growth in DevelopingCountries
Marco Keiner, Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr and Willy A. Schmid
This volume brings together leading experts including Alan Gilbert, John Friedmann, SaskiaSassen and Janice Perlman to explore the conflicting challenges of rapid urbanization indeveloping countries. By comparing the challenges of urbanization in Africa, Latin America,Asia and the Pacific, this book puts forward a new way of thinking about mega- and million-cities in developing countries – one that promotes their vital function in society as engines of ideas, technologies, societal change, democratic transformation and loci of political will tobuild a new regime of global sustainability.
Water Effects in the Garden: Simple Ways to Achieve Beautiful WaterFeatures
Water Effects in the Garden
is a lavishly illustrated book which celebrates water in all itsbreathtaking forms, from formal pools and rills to cascading streams and waterfalls, and fromwet gardens to swimming pools and hot elements into the garden. This book will provide awealth of inspirational design ideas for using water with style and flair. A range of examples ispresented on how water can be used in the garden, emphasizing that the key to a feature’ssuccess is incorporating it sympathetically into an existing design.
Planning and Urban Design Standards
Planning and Urban Design Standards is a comprehensive sourcebook on everything fromregional plans to streetscapes. With extensive illustrations and concise explanations, the bookis a quick reference focused on practical applications. It is the latest addition to the respectedGraphic Standards Series published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Planning and Urban DesignStandards was edited by the American Planning Association and written by more than 200 topplanners and designers.2