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Transforming Inner-City School Grounds - Lessons From Learning Landscapes, Bambi L. Yost, Lois A. Brink Jan 2004

Transforming Inner-City School Grounds - Lessons From Learning Landscapes, Bambi L. Yost, Lois A. Brink

Bambi L Yost

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Analyzing The Green Roof: A Critical Dialogue , Sandra Lynn Peterson Jan 2001

Analyzing The Green Roof: A Critical Dialogue , Sandra Lynn Peterson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Landscape architecture is the domain that lies at the crossroads of many disciplines. Perhaps the most apparent of those disciplines are art and science. A successful landscape architect is one who understands this intersection and consciously designs to enhance the function of both aesthetics and the environment. The green roof is an example of a landscape architectural design that can incorporate both aesthetic and environmental function. The green roof also has potential social and economic benefits within the urban context. The structure and technology of the green roof is well understood, however an extensive literature search on the green roof ...


A Case Study Of Somerset In Ames, Iowa: An Analysis Of The Process, Planning Approaches, And Implementation Methods Of The Development , Karen Leigh Fisk Ormsbee Jan 2000

A Case Study Of Somerset In Ames, Iowa: An Analysis Of The Process, Planning Approaches, And Implementation Methods Of The Development , Karen Leigh Fisk Ormsbee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Communities are predominantly developed with one type of dwelling in each neighborhood, creating a clustered landscape of single-use buildings that requires people to get into their automobiles and drive to their destinations. What choices are people being offered for the types of communities that they can live in? A growing movement attempts to address this question by developing housing that suits a larger audience. The principles of New Urbanism provides a flexible framework for creating communities that are less automobile-dependent, affords residents opportunities to interact, and consumes fewer natural resources. This case study examines Somerset, a housing development in Ames ...