School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Landscape Architecture

Advances in Landscape Architecture 

Though not a textbook, this edited open access volume contains chapters on recent developments in studies of landscape architecture.

Licence: CC BY 3.0

Introduction to Permaculture

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system.

Includes: Videos

Nature of Geographic Information

The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise. A review is available from Campus Manitoba.

Includes: Activities

Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience

This book is predominantly about climate, and the macro influences of climate and climate change on design.

Includes: Appendices

The Politics of Park Design: A History of Urban Parks in America

Galen Cranz surveys the rise of the park system from 1850 to the present through 4 stages – the pleasure ground, the reform park, the recreation facility and the open space system. Looking at both their physical design and social purpose, Cranz argues that city parks have become an instrument of social policy with the potential for reflecting and serving social values.

Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS

The goals of this textbook are to help students acquire the technical skills of using software and managing a database, and develop research skills of collecting data, analyzing information and presenting results.

Includes: Discussion questions, conceptual applications

Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

This textbook is aimed at first- and second-year students. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by a recognized expert in the field. Reviews are available from the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Case studies, review questions

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