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Vacant to Vibrant : Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks / by Sandra Albro.

Author/Creator:
Albro, Sandra, author., Author,
Edition:
1st ed. 2019.
Publication:
Washington, DC : Island Press/Center for Resource Economics : Imprint: Island Press, 2019.
Series:
Engineering (Springer-11647)
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (VI, 190 pages) : 1 illustrations
Subjects:
City planning.
Urban ecology (Biology).
Landscape architecture.
Sustainable architecture.
Local subjects:
Urbanism. (search)
Urban Ecology. (search)
Landscape Architecture. (search)
Sustainable Architecture/Green Buildings. (search)
System Details:
text file PDF
Summary:
"Liberally illustrated with schematics and photographs of stormwater parks, Vacant to Vibrant is the perfect tool for educating planners and policymakers who are in positions to effect change and foster the replication of the approach anywhere that has vacant land that can be put to better use." Civil Engineering "Vacant to Vibrant provides a blueprint for adaptive reuse of vacant land that permeates many US cities. It provides a refreshing view of not jut successful projects, but also of the challenges faced in planning, building and maintaining formerly vacant land to support recreation, stormwater management, habitat, beauty and neighborhood identity." Michelle Kondo, Scientist, Urban Forests, Human Health, and Environmental Quality, USDA Forest Service "Vacant to Vibrant is a timely contribution to addressing the challenges of repurposing vacant land. The low-cost strategies that also engage stakeholders in the design process offers replicable real-world examples that can have real impact." Mark Lindquist, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan "Sandra Albo's book provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to revitalize communities from the ground up, starting with the potential of vacant lots. By capturing details and lessons learned of how communities are rebuilding after decades of economic and environmental decline, this book addresses and translates complex problems, from water infrastructure to social justice, for anyone looking to replicate these successes." Jill Jedlicka, Executive Director and Waterkeeper, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper "The citizens of Gary, IN owe a debt of gratitude to Sandra Albo and the Vacant to Vibrant project for helping solve the practical problem of stormwater runoff while helping our residents to reimagine their neighborhoods. This work will have a positive impact in our city for generations to come, and this book will make it possible in many other communities." Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana.
Contents:
Introduction
Green Stormwater Infrastructure on Vacant Lots
City Dynamics that Shape Vacant Land Use
Vacant to Vibrant Planning
Vacant to Vibrant Implementation
Sustaining Urban Greening Projects
Scaling Up Networks of Small Green Infrastructure
Appendix
Notes
Acknowledgements
Index.
Contributor:
SpringerLink (Online service)
Contained In:
Springer eBooks
Other format:
Printed edition:
ISBN:
978-1-61091-901-2
9781610919012
Publisher Number:
10.5822/978-1-61091-901-2 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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