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How To Integrate Projects With The Ecosystem

A list of more than 200 ways designers, architects and planners can improve the integration of projects with their surrounding ecosystems has been released by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

"The American Society of Landscape Architects yesterday released a comprehensive report giving a snapshot of the many ways that architects, designers and facility managers can enhance how well their sites fit into surrounding ecosystems, provide cleaner air and water, and reduce the impact of climate change."

"The report, a standards and guidelines report from the Sustainable Sites Initiative, lists more than 200 ways to improve the ecosystem services that landscapes of all sizes and in all regions of the country can provide."

Full Story: Landscape Architects' Report Offers Hundreds of Tips for Sustainable Sites


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