Stabilization of West Coast Sand Dunes
Control of dune activity and the introduction of European beachgrass have generated far-reaching effects on the West Coast landscape. Between 1900 and 1935, a series of small sand stabilization...

The Great Highway Coverup
Public opinion has forced changes in highway design since the first ones were built 30 years ago. In the Seattle area, this environmental sensitivity led to federal court action and to...

Using the CoastalEcological Landscape Spatial Simulation (CELSS) Model for Wetland Management
A spatial simulation model was constructed to help understand the historical changes in the Atchafalaya/Terrebonne marsh/estuarine complex in south Louisiana and to project impacts of...

Coastal Dune Status and Management Conflicts, New South Wales, Australia
The University of Sydney/Soil Conservation Service dune management research project was initiated with the ultimate goal of developing a multiple-objective planning model to define the...

Beauty and the Bridge
At the California Department of Transportation, a special aesthetics unit works closely with the design engineers in the Division of Structures, which has won almost 400 prizes for its...

Assessing Risks of Impaired Hydrologic Function
This paper describes the rationale and use of a 'resource tolerance' to evaluate hydrologic function and presents a method to establish a relative tolerance threshold...

Some Econological Observations on Coastal Plant Communities, of New York and New Jersey
The present study was conducted at three coastal sites, Fire Island, New York, Fort Tilden, New York, and Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Four plant communities, the salt marsh community, sand...

Long-Term Ecological Research: A National Perspective
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) is an undertaking by the National Science Foundation to promote better planning of research projects and the resolution of major ecological questions...

Planning and Environmental Assessment of New Transit System
The guideway of the new transit system 'KANAZAWA SEASIDE LINE' which Yokohama City has started construction is designed as an elevated type throughout the line,...

Romanesque Reused
When Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. was built in the 1890s it was the world's largest railroad station. Having been abandoned by the railroads in the 1970s, it was reopened...

Development of a Reclaimed Water Irrigation Management Plan

Current Status of Urban Hydrology in Japan
After World War II the devastated Japanese landscape was ravaged repeatedly by heavy typhoons causing severe damages. Nevertheless, a hydrological data acquisition system was not adequately...

Evaluation of the Visual Effects of the Coastal Zone

Australian Detention Basins: Recent Developments

Power Line Stresses Environmental Concern
A recently constructed power line in Colorado and Wyoming has been labeled a leader in protecting the environment and enhancing the area's natural scenic beauty. Built by...

Measuring Preferences for Natural Landscapes
In land-use planning decisions must often be made about the preservation or development of natural landscapes. The research described in this paper sought a way to measure these preferences....

First Annual National Conference on Recreation Planning and Development
Recreation planning and development is a multi-disciplined field involving engineers, planners, landscape architects, structural architects and other specialists active or interested in...

A Geologist's Sketch Book
Notes & Drawings
Most of the items in this sketch book pertain to engineering geology; the application of the principles and practice of geology to the planning, design and construction of civil engineering...

The Civil Engineer in the Multidisciplinary Design Team
Design teams are becoming increasingly prominent because of the increasing complexity of urban planning and development. The team should be tailored to the special problems of each project...

Preservation and Restoration of the Landscape

 

 

 

 

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