This vademecum provides guidance for designing green spaces from a sustainable ambition. First, a number of key concepts are addressed. It then demonstrates how an integrated synthesis of multi-scale, multilevel and multiple design can lead to qualitative and sustainable green spaces. Specific attention is given to practical tips and tricks. In addition, this vademecum contains a roadmap that describes in seven phases to describe the project process to create green spaces, regardless of their scale, complexity or context. Finally, it also provides an overview of resources, such as analysis tools, methodologies, review tools and plan forms. Example projects from home and abroad illustrate each section.

For beginners, such as students of landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning and green management, this vademecum is a first initiation into the fascinating world of green space design. For advanced students it offers an overview of the multitude of insights and practical knowledge currently available on this topic. To designers, it offers additional expertise on green spaces, how to design and manage them, and the tools to develop and maintain them.

To green space managers, ecologists and other project partners, it provides insight into design as a lever for developing green spaces and how it is relates to design and management. Finally, for clients and project managers inspiration to design green spaces for all kinds of spatial projects.

476 pages, 238 x 288 mm, ill., hardcover
published by Garant
2017, NL
ISBN 9789044135619
65 euro