About the book Lakeshore Living

In this remarkable and remarkably accessible synthesis of ecology, landscape design, and social sciences, the authors present an approach to lakeshore living that addresses the need to create rich, sustainable places and communities on the water, where both the loon and the family find a place, and where the cabin can be handed down with integrity to the grandchildren. Fragile shorelands require people that care for them, and that caring comes from knowledge, experience, and an environmental ethic. Radomski and Van Assche argue that an environmentally sensitive lakeshore place and community design is the way forward. While many factors affect the quality of lakes and lakeshore living, property owners and local communities do not have to wait until policies are perfect: the design approach advocated here can be applied in any place where people living at the lake can get together and collaborate. The approach presented here is pro-active and context sensitive: new designs have to fit the existing ecological, cultural, and policy landscapes. Development is always re-development in this sense. Radomski and Van Assche introduce the reader step-by-step to this approach and carefully discuss leverage points that can be helpful in implementation and system change. 

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  • Contact Michigan State University Press online at: www.msupress.msu.edu
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  • Ask at your local library or bookstore (they can order through Ingram Library Services or Baker and Taylor)