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 Cover
 Acknowledgement
 Table of Contents
 List of Figures
 Abstract
 Introduction
 Sustainable land development
 Land development regulation
 Water conservation in Florida
 Water conservation in Pasco...
 Water conservation in landscape...
 Design resource guides
 Design examples using the hydrozone...
 Sustainable futures for sustainable...
 Appendix
 Resources






Group Title: Hyrdrozone design: resources in support of water-conserving landscape ordinance requirements in Pasco County, Florida
Title: Hyrdrozone design
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Title: Hyrdrozone design : resources in support of water-conserving landscape ordinance requirements in Pasco County, Florida
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Randolph, Dänika Rain ( Dissertant )
Carr, Margaret ( Thesis advisor )
Acomb, Glenn ( Thesis advisor )
Publisher: Program for Resource Efficient Communities, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
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Subjects / Keywords: Dissertations, Academic -- UF -- Landscape architecture
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States--Florida--Pasco
 Notes
Abstract: Sustainable design practices can mitigate the effects of natural resource degradation caused by traditional land development. The case study area for this project, Pasco County, is an area of Florida prospering from rapid development but struggling to conserve present and future water resources. To meet the critical goals of water conservation, the state of Florida adopted “Florida-Friendly” or “Xeriscape tm” legislation on 2001, endorsing Xeriscape tm practices as “an essential part of water conservation planning,” and requiring the Water management Districts to encourage and incentivize adoption by local goermnets of Xeriscape tm measures into landscape ordinances and requirements. The landscape design requirements of five model water-conserving landscape ordinances analyzed for this project emphasize certain strategies for conserving water through landscape design, including: (1) grouping plantings into water demand zones (hyrdrozones) based on microclimate considerations; and (2) requiring the preservation of native plant communities and/or encouraging the use of native plants. The first strategy, referred to as the “hydrozone concept,” suggests a different conceptual basis for landscape design than compels designers to relate levels of water use with levels of human activity and with the ecological conditions of the site. The hyrdrozone concept, in turn, drives plant selection and placement based on three levels/zones of water demand/soil moisture preference: high, medium, and low (Oasis, Drought Tolerant, and Natural zones, as described in typical Xeriscape tm references). The second strategy, preservation of native plant communities and use of native plants, considers existing vegetation to be existing areas of low water use, and encourage the use of native plants that fall into low water use categories for easier establishment, increased drought-tolerance, and regional eco-restoration. The Design Resources created for this thesis project are the Hydrozone Plant Selection Guide and the Natural Plant community Guide, which offer tools in support of strategies one and two, respectively. These resources are intended to support the water-conservation goals of model landscape ordinances, as well as challenge the creative goals of landscape architects and sustainable designers in Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00103025
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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    Acknowledgement
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    Table of Contents
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    List of Figures
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    Abstract
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    Introduction
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    Sustainable land development
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    Sustainable futures for sustainable designers
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