Arid Landscaping Resource Packet

Prepared by CSBE Team, 2005




This packet contains publications (brochures, booklets, information sheets, …) addressing the field of arid landscaping. The publications primarily consist of materials produced by institutions involved in the field of arid landscaping in the state of Arizona such as the University of Arizona and the Arizona Native Plants Society. The publications included in this packet have been compiled by the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE), and are based on publications presented to CSBE by the University of Arizona arid landscaping team that visited Jordan during the period from May 23 to June 1, 2001. The team members are Richard G. Brittain, Assistant Research Professor, School of Architecture; Val L. Little, Manager, Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona; and Margaret Livingston, Assistant Professor, School of Landscape Architecture. During their visit, the team members gave a two-day workshop entitled The Principles and Practices of Arid Landscaping, as well as a number of public presentations.*

The publications in this resource packet are divided into two volumes according to the following divisions:

Volume I

1. Landscape Design
2. Xeriscaping (1)
3. Xeriscaping (2)
4. Native Plants
5. Caring for Plants


Volume II

6. Pests and Diseases
7. Soils
8. Irrigation
9. Water Harvesting
10. Articles Providing Case Studies Relating to Water Conservation in Residential Architecture
11. Water Conservation Ordinances & Water Conservation Awareness
12. References

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 * The visit of the University of Arizona team was organized by the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) and WEPIA (Water Efficiency and Public Information for Action), a joint project of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation. Additional support was provided by the American Center, A. R. Jardaneh and Sons, and Darat al-Funun – The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation.


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