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Designing Small Parks

  • Subject: [cg] Designing Small Parks
  • From: Laura Musacchio musac003@umn.edu
  • Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 09:32:07 -0600

For those of you interested in site design and planning, a new book has been published about small park design within the social and ecological context of cities. The book is called Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns (2005, http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471736805.html ) by Ann Forsyth and Laura Musacchio of the University of Minnesota's College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The book features:

Concise guidelines providing immediate access to critical information
Fundamental material on size, edges, appearance, and naturalness
Ecological and human environment coverage of water, plants, wildlife, and air and climate
Succinct summaries of issues that with clients as well as in public meetings and workshops
Over 100 drawings and photographs illustrating design details
Up-to-date scientific research based on the review of over 600 articles and reports
Five conceptual design examples that offer hands-on applications of covered material

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards,
Laura Musacchio
Assistant Professor
Office: 612-626-0810

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