Description - Green Streetscape Design with Stormwater Management by Freek Loos
The first book about stormwater management utilised in urban streetscape design in China. As people witness the effects of climate change - storms of greater frequency and severity - stormwater management in green streetscape design provides an added safeguard that can help mitigate flash flooding during these events. Green street design helps manage stormwater runoff to minimise the amount of pollutants that reach the waterways during rain storms. It also increases the safety and walkability of streets and beautify the city. This book provides a toolkit and reference of design projects for city agencies, contractors, and landscape designers to help them achieve their goals. Offering a detailed green streetscape design guideline with accompanying stormwater management methods, the book is augmented with selected design cases, presented with rich narratives, detailed plans and drawings, and beautiful photography. This book is an informative guide for practitioners to create an attractive, efficient and sustainable urban streetscape, while managing polluted stormwater and achieving a cleaner environment. AUTHOR: Freek Loos, architect and urban planner, studied architecture at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. He started his career at UNStudio, continued as director of Bureau B+B landscape architecture and urban planning, co-founded in 2009 studio LOOS vanVLIET in Haarlem, Netherlands. His work is characterised by combining landscape, urban planning, architecture and thinking sustainable. SELLING POINTS: - The first book about stormwater management utilised in urban streetscape design in China - All the selected design cases are presented with rich design descriptions, plan drawings and beautiful photos 409 col.
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