Articles | Books
BMP (Best Management Practices) Strategies for Aesthetic Design and Public Acceptance | LINK
by Water Environmental Research Foundation (WERF) Webcast, November 2006.
James Patchett, along with several other national experts in BMP design and implementation, discuss stormwater management projects in their area and the factors that contributed to success. This seminar also highlights the results of a research study evaluating the social, aesthetic, and community factors that contribute to the success or failure of stormwater BMPs.
Designing Sustainable Systems | PDF
Sustainable Design as an economic and ecological imperative.
The Ecology and Culture of Water | PDF
by CDF Principals James Patchett & Gerould S. Wilhelm
The relationship of water to culture and its role in the environment.
Fuzzy Edges Between Green and Blue | PDF
by Thomas Price, Andi Cooper and Matt Tucker. 2004
Presented at the 2004 ASLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
The Importance of Ecological Restoration | PDF
by CDF Principal Gerould S. Wilhelm
Integrating Native Landscape - What to Expect
by CDF Team
Integrating Native Landscapes at the Queens Botanical Garden
by David Yocca, 2006
International Joint Commission Response | PDF
by James Patchett, CDF. March 2004
The Realities of CO2: Seeing Through the Smog of Rhetoric and Politics | PDF
by CDF Principal Gerould S. Wilhelm. December 2004
A draft essay on carbon cycling.
Sustainable Landscape Cost Comparison | PDF
by CDF Team, 1996
Cost analysis comparing landscape design, construction, and post planting management costs of natural and conventional landscapes for a 10 acre corporate site.
Timberhill Savanna Assessment of Landscape Management | PDF
by Gerould Wilhelm, April 2007
What is a Savanna? | PDF
by CDF Principal Gerould S. Wilhelm
Presented at the Society for Range Management 2000 Conference.
by Sally A. Kitt Chappell. The University of Chicago Press 2007.
Features Chicago City Hall Roof Garden on page 23, designed by Conservation Design Forum.
Urban Land Institute. July 19, 2007. by Richard Franko, Jo Allen Gause, Jim Heid, Jr., Steven Kellenberg, Jeff Kingsbury, Edward T. McMahon, Judi G. Schweitzer, and Daniel K. Slone
Features Chicago City Hall.
Green Roofs in the Sustainable Landscape.
by Steven Cantor. WW Norton, Spring 2008.
A survey of green roof projects starting in Europe and continuing with detailed case studies of projects throughout North America, including the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, designed by Conservation Design Forum.
Guide to Planning in Ohio
by Kirby Date and Wendy Kellogg, Ph.D. Ohio Planning Conference, Published December 2007.
Resource for use in training lay planners and elected officials on planning and zoning issues. Blackberry Creek Templates featured in the “Sustainable Land Use Practices Chapter.”
In-Site/Out: A Guide to Context-Informed Sustainable Site Design
by Kristin Schwab and Claudia Dinep. Published by John Wiley & Sons 2008.
This book features 10 sustainable “green” projects throughout the United States, including The Kresge Foundation Headquarters, designed by Conservation Design Forum.
by Herbert Dreiseitl and Dieter Grau. Published by Birkhäuser Basel October 2005.
Features New York Queens Botanical Garden design by Conservation Design Forum in conjunction with Herbert Dreiseitl. Page 60.
by Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury. Timber Press 2004.
Features Chicago City Hall and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum green roofs, both designed by Conservation Design Forum.
by Gerould Wilhelm and Floyd Swink. Indiana Academy of Science. 1994.
Help support Gerould Wilhelm's new book, Flora of the Chicago Region.
The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability
by Jon Boecker
Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide To Green Building Outdoors, 2nd Edition
by J. William Thompson and Kim Sorvig. Island Press. November 2007.
Features Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Green Roofs.
by Doug Farr with contributions by Conservation Design Forum’s James Patchett, David Yocca and Thomas Price. Published by John Wiley & Sons, October 2008.
This book provides clear direction for urban designers, urban planners, and architects to design cities and developments that are sustainable and reduce environmental harms. The text includes background on sustainability, standards for sustainable urbanism, and case studies of exemplars of sustainable urban design.
Waterscapes: Planning, Building and Designing with Water
by Herbert Dreiseitl, Dieter Grau and Karl H.C. Ludwig. April 2001.
Features Coffee Creek Center and Chicago City Hall Green Roof, both designed by Conservation Design Forum.
“Water is a resource, not a waste product.”
Patchett and Wilhelm
Ecology and Culture of Water
Plants of the Chicago Region
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