Revising Green Infrastructure
The book Revising Green Infrastructure aims to address the gap between a technical and ecological approaches to landscape and design.
Today many of us are fascinated by exploring the potential of green infrastructure, through practical experiments in design, through discussions with colleagues and through broader-scale speculation about the future of cities. Arising from the international conference Designing Nature as Infrastructure at Technische Universität München organized by the editors in November 2012, this book includes chapters from largely academic authors from Europe and the United States, dealing with issues and projects across the globe.
As the editors identify in the preface much of the current work in green infrastructure is either driven by science and technical considerations and is devoid of design intelligence and the ability to address spatial issues, or it is unrealistic design visions with little functional relevance or any connection to democratic processes. The book aims to address the gap between these two approaches through the presentation of a range of methods for designing green infrastructure and through the exploration of different relationships between design and ecology. It is dense with examples where the authors are working through both theoretical explorations, and also the application of ideas in planning and design for green infrastructure. This is an interesting contribution broadening the professional literature on this topic.
Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design
Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen
2014 by CRC Press