March 10, 2008

Book Review - Site Analysis

Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design
2nd ed.
James A. LaGro, Jr.
NA 2540.5 .L34 2008

LaGro believes that site planning based on a site's inherent physical opportunities and limitations leads to higher quality, attractive places to live, work, and play. This second edition, revised and expanded, maintains the focus of the earlier edition's site planning process. The book is divided into sections that address the planning process and planning tools, site selection, site inventory and analysis, and conceptual design and implementation. In addition to full discussion of the principles involved, this book includes numerous case studies and examples, including many pictures which illustrate the ideas being discussed.