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By year 2010 population had increased to some 300 million in the USA so the need for infrastructure grew commensurately. Projects grew in size to accommodate regional populations in millions, so forethought and foresight is imperative more than ever to meet the demands of future growth and environmental demands.

Title: Environmental Design for Public Projects - NEW Reprint
Edited by: David W. Hendricks, Evan C. Vlachos, L. Scott Tucker, Joseph C. Kellogg
Specifications: Hard Cover, 760 pp

Price: US $85
Cat No: EDPP

ISBN-13: 978-1-887201-95-7
ISBN-10: 1-887201-95-5

Previous ISBN-10: 0-918334-08-X;
ISBN-13: 978-0-918-334-08-4

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Each of the 16 chapters in this book are based on the fundamental notions of the respective disciplines. Examples are given on how to mitigate side-effects and to harmonize large-scale projects with the environment. Introductions to civil engineering are provided in three chapters on water, transportation, and power.

 


DESCRIPTION: Environmental Design for Public Projects, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) RANN Program, is relevant today as when it was first published. This book includes public projects such as those providing water, transportation, and energy. Key themes are: (1) civil engineers plan and design large-scale projects that provide the essential infrastructure for society; (2) these projects have evolved in scale and often they dominate human communities and the environment; and (3) the negative impacts of public projects that affect quality-of-life values may be mitigated by integrating the talents of professionals in other disciplines such as architecture, landscape architecture, sociology, welfare economics, ecology, urban planning, law, management, and politics in collaboration with civil engineers. Authors include some 20 professionals from these various disciplines who provided guidelines and examples on how their discipline expertise may be integrated into the outcomes of large-scale public projects. Additionally, 30 other professionals were involved in critiquing the 16 chapters. WRP is pleased to include this book as part of our Classic Resource Edition.



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PART I - THE CONTEXT OF PUBLIC PROJECTS

CHAPTER I - THE WORLD OF PUBLIC PROJECTS: TRADITIONS AND TRANSITIONS
> The Frontier Ethic
> Transition Toward a New Ethic
> Limitations of the Market
> Man the Builder
> Demands of Population and Affluence
> The Dilemma of the Industrial Society
> Explicating Themes
> Equilibrium
> Futures
> Author Notes
 
CHAPTER 2 - THE EVOLVEMENT PROCESS - By Norman I. Wengert
> Public Project Decision Making
> Influencing and Constraining Factors
> The Structure and Process of Decision Making for Public Projects
> Bureaucracy and the Realities of Executive Control
> The Network of Intergovernmental Relationships
> Realities of Political Party Responsibility
> Administrative Responsibility for Public Projects: An Overview
> Management Controls and Formal Coordinative Devices
> The Legislature and Public Project Decisions
> Goal Setting
> Project Evolvement in Transportation
> The Impact of the Automobile: Phase I, 1916-1956
> The Impact of the Automobile: Phase II, 1956-Present
> Barge Transportation
> Air Transportation and Airports
> Project Evolvement in Water Development
> Project Evolvement: Electric Power
> Author Notes
> References

CHAPTER 3 - ENGINEERING THE PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
A. TRANSPORTATION - By Robert F. Baker
> Existing Transportation System
> Existing Management Activities
> System Outputs
> Interdisciplinary Studies

B. WATER - By Frank C. Boerger
> Types of Development
> Functions of Projects
> Effects of Water Management Projects
> Federal Agency Involvement
> Development Process
> Planning of Water Management Developments
> Planning Process
> Disciplines Applied to Planning
> Applications in Water Management Projects
> Considerations in Construction
> Considerations in Operation

C. POWER - By Lawrence M. Robertson
> Research and Development Goals
> The Environment and the Power Industry
> Western Systems Coordinating Council Environmental Guidelines
> References
> Author Notes
> Transportation
> Water
> Power

PART II - SUBSTANTIVE ELEMENTS

CHAPTER 4 - THE PHYSICAL SUBSTRATE - By the Editors
> Principles of Change
> Baseline Conditions
> Effects of Intervention

CHAPTER 5 – ECOLOGY - By William T. Helm and John C. Peters.
> Terminology and Principles
> Ecosystems
> Interface Areas
> Conditions Requiring Ecological Planning
> Methodology
> Planning Process
> Preconstruction Stage
> Construction Stage
> Operation and Maintenance Stage
> Ecological Rx
> The Prescription
> Glossary
> References
> Author Notes

CHAPTER 6 - THE HUMAN COMMUNITY - By Evan Vlachos
> Human Community and Social System
> Public Projects and Human Communities Interface
> Evaluating Public Projects Effects: Strategies and Tactics
> Planning and the Human Community: Remarks Towards Synthesis
> Glossary
> Bibliographical Commentary
> Author Notes

CHAPTER 7 - VISUAL HARMONY - By Dwayne C. Nuzum
> Historical Visual Aspects.
> Contemporary Visual Implications
> Visual Design Discipline Inputs
> Theoretical Base
> Methodology of Physical-Visual Aspects
> Problem Development
> Visual and Physical Design Goals
> Information Generation of the Existing Visual and Physical Design Situation
> Projected Visual and Physical Design Implications
> Program Development
> Alternative Design Development and Selection

 

 

> Specific Guidelines for the Physical Visual Aspects of Power Transmission Lines
> Location and Design Factors for Transmission Towers and Overhead Lines
> Power Line Rights-of-Way
> Power Line Design Criteria
> Specific Guidelines for the Physical-Visual Aspects of Transportation Systems
> Selection of Right-of-Way Routes
> Location and Design Factors for Transportation Systems
> Specific Guidelines for the Physical-Visual Aspects of Water Resource Development
> References
> Author Notes

PART III - SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION

CHAPTER 8 - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW - By Norman I. Wengert
> The American Legal System.
> Constitutions and Statutes
> Public Projects and Public Law
> Environmental Law
> Common Law and Constitutional Constraints. Limitations on Legislation
> Common Law Actions Protecting the Environment
> Procedural Developments
> Environmental Legislation and Public Projects
> The National Environmental Policy Act.
> New Doctrines
> End Notes
> Author Notes
> Appendix A: National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
> Appendix B

CHAPTER 9 - THE ECONOMIC SYNTAX - By R. Burnell Held
> The Nature and Scope of Economics
> The Roles of Economists
> Public Works Projects in a Mixed Economy
> Public Works Projects and Efficient Use of Resources
> The Need for Valid Choice Indicators
> The General Welfare
> Benefit-Cost Analysis
> The Interest Rate
> Economic Analysis of Highway Projects
> Weighing Values
> Summary and Conclusions. Bibliography
> Glossary
> Author Notes

CHAPTER 10 - SYSTEMS ANALYSIS - By A. Bruce Bishop
> Systems, Analysts, and Public Projects
> Defining and Limiting the Problem
> Formulating Objectives
> Constructing Systems Models
> Evaluating Alternatives
> Caveats and Guideposts
> References
> Author Notes

CHAPTER 11 - EVALUATION AND PLANNING TECHNIQUES - By David Seader
> The Evaluation Function in the Design Process
> Comprehensive Evaluation Techniques. Comparison of Methods
> References
> Author Notes

CHAPTER 12 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - By Desmond M. Connor
> What is Public Participation?
> Function in Planning
> Designing a Program. Prospect
> References
> Author Notes

CHAPTER 13 - MANAGEMENT METHODS - By Douglas A. Benton and Henry L. Michel.
> The Nature of Management
> Elements of Decision Making: Planning and Control
> Human Resources Management
> Managing Conflict and Change
> Design and Operation of Organization Structures
> Implementation
> References
> Author Notes

PART IV - CASES

CHAPTER 14A - CASES: FORT COLLINS BYPASS - By Wayne J. Capron
> The Locale
> The Highway Network
> Relevant Institutional Structure Genesis of the Fort Collins Expressway Project
> Contending Forces and Parties. Traffic Studies
> Environmental Study...
> Draft Environmental Impact Statement Commentary
> References
> Author Notes

CHAPTER 14B - CASES: LOGAN CANYON HIGHWAY - By William T. Helm
> Introduction
> Recent Construction History
> Formation of Citizen's Advisory Committee. Effects of Interdisciplinary Effort
> References
> Author Notes

CHAPTER 15 - PERSPECTIVES AND FUTURE CAPABILITIES - By P.H. McGauhey
> The Question of Feasibility
> Need for Environmental Design
> Development of Concepts and Methodology
> Author Notes



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