A strategy for effective ecological development (SEED): A model sustainable planning process [pre-print]
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This paper describes a model ─ a Strategy for Effective Ecological Development (SEED) ─ for guiding residential site development. It offers a generic planning process that can be applied to a variety of settings; demonstrates how the global and regional situations are concretely affected by what is done at the site level, and inserts regional and local issues and challenges into the site planning process. The paper lays out a series of steps ─ from context-setting to post-project monitoring and dissemination ─ that will enable residential developments to reduce their ecological footprint, and to contribute to more sustainable urban development patterns.
Conference paper: TIA 2000 - 3rd International Conference for Teaching in Architecture. Conference date: July 9-21, 2000. Location: Oxford Brookes University.