Residential Landscape Sustainability: A Checklist Tool

Residential Landscape Sustainability: A Checklist Tool

Author(s): Carl Smith, Andy Clayden, Nigel Dunnett

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405158732

Online ISBN: 9780470692370

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692370

About this Book

This valuable resource for developers and designers will help to develop design solutions sympathetic to the environment and improve the sustainability of residential landscapes.


The landscapes around housing have a crucial role in creating a more sustainable future with carbon-neutral homes. This book shows how to improve the sustainable profile of new residential developments through landscape planning, design and management - by conserving resources and minimising pollution, and by enhancing ecological diversity. This may be achieved without significant additional capital outlay.


The residential landscape sustainability checklist gives housing developers, landscape architects, architects and planners a tool with which to assess the environmental implication of their schemes throughout the design process - from site planning to detailed design.


The checklist focuses on residential housing developments but many features of the tool - including improving energy efficiency, materials selection, planting design and management - can also be applied to a wide range of different types of development, from school grounds to retail parks.

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