Table of contents for Site planning and design handbook / Thomas H. Russ ; illustrations by Stephen M. Russ.


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Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Sustainability and Site Design
Population and Demographics
Anticipated Effects of Global Climate Change
Land Use
Sustainable Development Principles
Green Building Materials
Pipe Materials
Cement and Concrete
Treated Lumber
Measuring Sustainability

Chapter 2. Site Analysis
Site Analysis
Location
Collecting Site Information
Topography
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
FEMA Maps
Vegetation
Current Aerial Photogrammetry
Historical Aerial Photography
USDA Soil Surveys
Hazardous Soil Conditions
Hydrology
Local Records and History
Infrastructure
Assessing "Fit"
What Are the Program Requirements?
ADA and Pedestrian Access
Community Standards and Expectations
Environmental Conditions
Environmental Site Assessment
Why Perform a Site Assessment?



Format of a Site Assessment
The Phase I Site Assessment
Brownfields

Chapter 3. Site Grading
Engineering Properties of Soil
The Balanced Site
Hillside Developments
Minimizing the Impact of Site Grading
Minimizing the Amount of Disturbance on a Site
Using Grade Changes Effectively
Site Stabilization
Mulches
Slope Stability
Causes of Slope Failure
Retaining Walls
Erosion and Sediment Control
Site Management
The Startup Meeting

Chapter 4. Designing for People
General Site Design Guidelines for Pedestrians
Walkways
Paving Materials and Design
Open-Space Requirements
Accessibility and Open Space
Open Space for Older Users
Playgrounds
Bicycle and Multiple-Use Paths
Seating
Walls and Fences
Fences
Walls
Signage
Water Features
Pools and Ponds
Pumps
Plazas and Patios

Chapter 5. Street and Parking Lot Design
Street Design
Street Layout and Engineering
Estimating Traffic Flow
Vehicle Dimensions and Turning Radii
Sight Distance Calculation
Vertical Curves
Horizontal Alignment
Intersections



Streets for People
Nontraditional Street Design
Traffic Calming
Cul-de-Sac Design
Traditional Street Design
Parking Area Design
How Much Parking Is Enough?
Way Finding
Pavement Design
Porous Paving to Reduce Runoff
Reducing the Negative Environmental Impacts of Parking Lots

Chapter 6. Infrastructure
Storm Water Management
Estimating Peak Runoff with the Rational Method
Strategies for Storm Water Management in Arid Areas
Swales
Infiltration and Recharge
Dry Wells
Filter Strips
Sand Filters
Infiltration Trenches
Infiltration Basins
Rain Gardens
Detention and Retention Basins
Other Storm Water Management Methods
Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems
Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems

Chapter 7. Landscape Restoration
Restoring Vegetative Cover
Site Evaluation and Plant Selection
Cultural Operations
Using Sod
Enhancing Slope Stabilization with Trees
Streams
Sinuousity
Stream Assessment
Riparian Zones
Stream Bank Stabilization
Establishing Stream Bank Vegetation
Nonvegetative Bank Stabilization
Wetlands
Constructed Wetlands
Restoration Planning
Wetland Protection
Erosion Damage
Brownfield Redevelopment
General Elements of State Programs
Liability Protection



Cleanup Standards
Risk and Risk Management
General Strategies
Design Concerns
Development on a Capped Site

Chapter 8. Site Layout
Landscape Ecology
Site Layout
Residence and Residential Community Design
Emerging Practices
Lot Layout Alternatives
Easements and Rights-of-Way
Affordable Housing Site Design
Design for Security
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Territory, Access, and Surveillance
Lighting
Commercial Site Design
Site Location
Building Location

Chapter 9. Vegetation in the Site Plan
Planting Design
Native Plants
Exotic and Invasive Species
Using Trees in the Landscape
Tree and Shrub Planting
Urban Trees
Selecting and Placing New Trees
Preserving Trees
Trees in Fill
Trees in Cut
Trees and Carbon Management
Phytoremediation
Bioremediation
Meadows
Toxic Plants

Chapter 10. Project Management Issues
The Project Manager
Communication
Leadership
Managing Change in the Organization
The Computer in Project Management
Contracting
Professional Liability
Quality Assurance in the Design Process



Getting Paid
Greening Up the Design Practice
Dealing with the Public
Presentations
Not in My Backyard

Chapter 11. Historic Landscapes and Preserving the Land
Investigation of the Historic Landscape
Using Historical Photographs and Photography in the Site Analysis
Landscape Style in the United States
Planning for the Historic Landscape
Creating Navigable Pathways
Adapting the Historic Landscape for Modern Use
Accessibility on the Historic Landscape
Meeting Environmental Challenges in Landscaping Historic Sites
Land Preservation
Preventing Changes in Use
The Effect of Preservation on Local Revenue
The Effect of Preservation on Growth Controls
The Effect of Land Uses on Property Prices

Chapter 12. Landscape and Culture
The Use of Land
Public Land and Private Land
Growth Controls
Land Takings
Sustainable Development
Building the Postindustrial Landscape
Landscape Ecology and People
Science and Design
Principles of Sustainability
Emerging Trends
Challenges

Appendix A. Environmental Site Assessments
Appendix B. A Preparedness, Prevention, and Contingency Plan
References
Index