Site Analysis

Site Analysis

Smid Book

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This book is divided into four parts. Part I, Process and Tools, contains Chapter 1 (Shaping
the Built Environment) and Chapter 2 (Visualization of Spatial Information). The first
chapter summarizes the site planning and design process and places site planning and design
in the broader context of sustainable planning and development. The second chapter
addresses the basic principles of mapping and graphic communication in site planning and
Part II, Site Selection and Programming, also has two chapters. Chapter 3 (Site
Selection) examines the goals and methods of site suitability analysis leading to the comparison
and selection of sites. Chapter 4 (Programming) focuses on programming methods
such as user surveys, focus groups, and market analyses.
Part III, Site Inventory and Analysis, is the core of the book. Chapter 5 (Site Inventory:
Physical Attributes) and Chapter 6 (Site Inventory: Biological Attributes) cover a wide
array of physical and biological attributes that, depending on the unique features of the site
and the program, may be analyzed during the site planning and design process. Chapter 7
(Site Inventory: Cultural Attributes) concentrates on documenting relevant cultural,
historic, and regulatory attributes. Chapter 8 (Site Analysis: Integration and Synthesis)
describes howsite opportunities and constraints for specific project programs are identified
and documented in support of the subsequent phases of the site planning and design
The last three chapters of the book are in Part IV, Design and Implementation. Chapter 9
(Conceptual Design) addresses the spatial organization of the programmed uses and
activities on the site. Chapter 10 (Design Development) addresses the spatial articulation
of the organizational framework established in the conceptual design phase. This chapter
explores design theory and ‘‘form-based’’ development regulations, which communities
are increasingly employing to guide development and shape changes to the built environment.
Chapter 11 (Project Implementation), the book’s final chapter, addresses the
permitting and approval processes, techniques for mitigating development impacts, and
construction documentation and contract administration. The book concludes with an
Appendix and a Glossary. The Appendix lists both commercial, non-profit, and government
resources for data and other relevant planning and design information.

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Content :
  • Shaping the built environment
  • Visualization of spatial information
  • Site selection and programming
  • Site selection
  • Programming
  • Site inventory: physical attributes
  • Site inventory: biological attributes
  • Site inventory: cultural attributes
  • Site analysis: integration and synthesis
  • Conceptual design
  • Design development
  • Project implementation

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