Best Reference Books – Site Planning

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Site Planning subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Site Planning along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Site Planning subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Site Planning" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Site Planning” by Deceased Kevin Lynch
2. “The Engineer′s Manual of Construction Site Planning” by Jüri Sutt and Irene Lill

“The Engineer′s Manual of Construction Site Planning” Book Review: The book explains the problems faced by an engineer when building during the contact bidding and when it concludes, guidelines for resource planning, safe positioning of the roads, cranes, storage and temporary buildings. The book also covers site planning activities, efficient and safe design of construction site and temporary works, process of engineering preparation of on-site construction works and a list of procedures for construction. This book can be referred to by those involved in the planning of construction sites, construction managers, construction engineers and quantity surveyors, as well as for students in civil engineering and construction.

3. “Site Analysis: Informing Context–Sensitive and Sustainable Site Planning and Design” by James A LaGro Jr

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“Site Analysis: Informing Context–Sensitive and Sustainable Site Planning and Design” Book Review: The book covers fields of landscape architecture, urban planning, architecture, geography, and urban design and addresses important sustainability topics, including LEED-ND, Sustainable Sites, STAR community index, and climate adaptation. The book also discusses objectives and visualization methods used in each phase of the site planning and design process and influence of codes, ordinances, and site plan approval processes on the design of the built environment. The book has a large number of illustrations and real-world applications. This book can be used by students taking courses in site analysis, site planning, and environmental design and those preparing for ARE, LARE, or AICP exams.

4. “Landscape Architecture: A Manual of Site Planning and Design” by John O Simonds

“Landscape Architecture: A Manual of Site Planning and Design” Book Review: The book covers systematic approach to designing outdoor places and spaces and using the natural landscape as the ecological basis for all land use planning to breakthrough methods for designing habitations and communities. The book also explains step-by-step procedures for selecting and analyzing sites, assessing environmental impact and developing detailed designs and design for sustainability and managed growth. This can be referred to by those studying Landscape architecture.

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5. “Site Planning and Design for the Elderly: Issues, Guidelines, and Alternatives” by Diane Y Carstens

“Site Planning and Design for the Elderly: Issues, Guidelines, and Alternatives” Book Review: The book addresses the needs and concerns of older people in the built environment and gives guidelines and alternatives for responsive site planning and design ite selection, the layout of housing units, recreational facilities and circulation systems. The book also covers. Paving materials, signage, lighting, site furniture, and pedestrian street crossings. This book can be used by those studying Site Planning and Design for the Elderly.

6. “Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis, and Design” by Walter Martin Hosack

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“Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis, and Design” Book Review: The book explains predicted residential, nonresidential and hybrid development alternatives from values ​​entered in their design specification templates. The book also covers Case studies and context records, methods of expressing development options and strategies, accurate processes for defining strategic development decisions and consistent ability to convert decisions into prescriptions that achieve intended results. The book can be referred to by those studying Land Development Calculations.

7. “Before Building: Site Planning in the Digital Age” by R Gene Brooks and David W Lestage

“Before Building: Site Planning in the Digital Age” Book Review: The book covers site planning, including land use controls and the history behind the law and role of computer technologies in supporting site planning. This book can be used by third-year students in architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning, those preparing for state architecture or landscape architecture board examinations, and professionals in the field.

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8. “Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition (P/L Custom Scoring Survey)” by Thomas Russ

“Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition (P/L Custom Scoring Survey)” Book Review: The book covers how to integrate sustainability into site design, gather site data and perform site analysis, meet community standards and expectations, plan for pedestrians, traffic, parking, and open space and grading techniques to minimize erosion and maximize site stability. The book also discusses how to implement low-impact stormwater management and sewage disposal methods, brownfield redevelopment, landscape ecology principles to site design and historic landscapes and effectively utilize vegetation. This book can be referred to by those learning Site Planning and Design.

9. “Site Planning Standards” by Joseph De Chiara
10. “Construction Site Planning and Logistical Operations: Site-Focused Management for Builders” by Randy R Rapp

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“Construction Site Planning and Logistical Operations: Site-Focused Management for Builders” Book Review: The book is divided into 5 sections and fifteen chapters. The first section is about Project site and pre-planning and construction projects, the second is site and field engineering issues, the third is site logistics, fourth being leadership and control and the fifth and the last one is planning and completion. This book can be referred to by those learning about Construction Site Planning and Logistical Operations.

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