Architecture and Historic Preservation •  Anthropology •  Environment and Archaeology

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Building to Endure: Design Lessons of Arid Lands


Edited by Paul Lusk
Edited by Alf Simon

As evidence grows of significant alterations in the global climate and as we are forced to examine our excessive uses of water, energy, and other resources, we must address the effects these changes will have on patterns of human settlement. Building to Endure looks at the long history of human habitation in the American Southwest and similar arid areas to propose new--and some very old--strategies to meet the challenges of creating more equitable, adaptable, and enduring communities for the twenty-first century.

Section one addresses the lessons that can be found in ancient, historical, and contemporary designs and how they might be applied to our evolving role on the planet. The second section applies these lessons to major components of the built and natural environment: urban form, landscape, water, and energy. The final section offers a series of case studies that provide useful examples and practical guidelines for creating affordable, energy efficient, and environmentally sound communities and housing.

Contributors:

Ken Balizer, former director, Planning Department, City of Albuquerque
Stan Crawford, author, Dixon, New Mexico
Ellen R. Kemper, attorney, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Maria Mondragon-Valdez, principal, Valdez and Associates, New Mexico
John Meunier, professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Arizona State University, Tempe
Martin J. (Mike) Pasqualetti, professor, School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe
Kim Sorvig, associate research professor, Landscape Architecture Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
David Stuart, professor, anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Arnold Valdez, senior planner, Santa Fe County, adjunct research professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Paul Lusk is emeritus professor of architecture and planning at the University of New Mexico and coauthor of Rural Environmental Planning for Sustainable Communities.

Alf Simon is director of the graduate program in landscape architecture and the associate dean in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

ACCLAIM

" Building to Endure is a valuable entry among new titles proposing ecologically sound habitation in a world of changing climate patterns. Highly recommended."

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Choice



" Building to Endure is one smart book. Neither anti-human nor anti-technological, it offers concrete ideas readers can move forward with. If you're suffering from a case of environmental depression or global-warming blues, read id and rekindle your hope."

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Su Casa Magazine



" Building to Endure is one smart book. Neither anti-human nor anti-technological, it offers concrete ideas readers can move forward with. If you're suffering from a case of environmental depression or global-warming blues, read id and rekindle your hope."

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Su Casa Magazine




6.125 x 9.25 in. 312 pages 77 halftones, 11 maps, 2 charts